Hans Lenes
(May 14 1943, Vienna - December 2nd 2014, Vienna)

1960, Hans Lenes attended the vocational school for textile industry at Spengergasse in Vienna, specializing on textile design and graduated in 1965.
From 1965 to 1968 he studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, at the master class for painting, taught by Herbert Tasquil.

In 1968 and 1969 Hans Lenes was Otto Eglau's assistant professor at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts for copper plate printing and etching. To retire from urban lifestyle, Lenes moved to the “Bauernmühle” in Großweikersdorf in Lower Austria.

Since 1969
, Hans Lenes was working as freelance artist. At first he jobbed for earning his living. As he was highly sceptical in the art market and its mechanisms, he decided to work outside of the city, in the suburban area at his studio at "Roten Berg" in Hietzing for years. In winter of 2007 the painter and graphic artist immigrated to the multicultural art scene in Ottakring for being part of this vivid community again.

"I don't care about the ongoing tendency or international trends, but I want to experience this and my environment and I want to be part of it. Most people are dealing with the same or similar inner problems and that is what I take interest in. Actually, I don't believe that you can solve a global problem, if you don't discover and solve your own problems first."