Painter, architect, graphic designer and musician Ernst Fuchs died in the night today. He was 85 years old. He was one of the most colourful personalities of the Austrian art scene, winning international fame. His trademark skullcap and beard were among the hallmarks of the passionate “painter prince”.
“In deep mourning, but also in the knowledge of his full life”, said the family that Fuchs died peacefully in his sleep. Immediate family members were present when he was given the last rights. According to his wish would Fuchs be buried in the Hütteldorfer cemetery – the date will be announced once it is established.
Ernst Fuchs leaves behind 16 children from seven partners. He was married three times. In 2012 he became engaged to his muse Uta Saabel. The marriage, however, was postponed.