Helmut Koller (b. 1954) is an Austrian-born artist and photographer well known for his colorful, bold and festive paintings of animals, which are collected throughout the world. After Koller completed his training as a photographer, he became the official photographer for the Vienna State Opera, capturing legends such as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Leonard Bernstein and Rudolf Nureyev. He has published several books of his work, including Opera Live. In the 1980s, Koller came to America and transitioned from photography to painting. Since 1987, Koller has been creating “super-realistic colorful pop” animal paintings and he has received numerous awards for his work. His paintings are currently exhibited in the United States, Europe, Russia and Asia. Koller lives and works in Palm Beach, Florida and Vienna, Austria.



KOLLERISM is defined by the realistic representation of the form and the abstraction of colors.


Helmut Koller portrait

Helmut Koller



2019 Gallery 444, San Francisco – first West Coast solo exhibition

2019 Frank Laverdin Gallery, Park Ave. New York City

2018 Embassy of Austria, Moscow, Russia

House of Architects of Russia, Moscow, Russia

Bentley, Moscow, Russia

2014, 2015, 2016 Galerie Dumonteil, New York City

2013 Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China

2012 Galerie Dumonteil, New York City

2006 Serendipity Fine Arts, Palm Beach Florida

2005 Serendipity Fine Arts, Palm Beach Florida

2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Soho Arts South, Palm Beach, Florida

1998 Galerie Suppan, Vienna, Austria

1994 Scarlett's Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1992 Galerie Strommer, Vienna, Austria

1991 Galerie Henrik Steger, Stuttgart, Germany

1990 Schloss Neulengbach, Neulengbach, Austria

1989 Avanian Awards Gallery, New York, New York

1988 Guggenheim Collection Art Gallery ,Miami, FL

1981 Gallery of Art & Design, Monte Carlo, Monaco

1979 BMW Museum, Munich, Germany



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