Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-200) was an Austrian visual artist and designer. He was famous for his opposition of straight lines and conventional visual boundaries, as well as his political and environmental activism throughout his life. After surviving World War II, he enrolled for a short time at the Vienna Academy of Art, before giving up his studies to travel the world. His use of material knew no bounds – creating building facades and stamps as well as paintings and prints. In the 1950s, his design career flourished in its eccentricity, notably his Hunderwasserhaus. He relocated to New Zealand in the 1970s and spent the majority of the rest of his artistic career there. His paintings, prints, and other works – which transcend categorization as a whole – remain in many museum collections all over the world.