Helmut Koller – Biography

Born in Hartberg, Austria

1970 – 1973
Professional photography training in Hartberg and Graz, Austria

1974 – 1981
Official photographer of the Vienna Sate Opera in Austria

1980 – 1984
FLIGHT OF FANCY, “Empfundene Bewegung,” series of impressionist to abstract ballet photographs, Exhibited in Austria, Monte Carlo and New York City

OPERA LIVE – The Vienna State Opera,” Book published by Edition S, Österreichische Staatsdruckerei. Text by Dr. Peter Dusek. Photography & layout concept by Helmut Koller 1982 Move to Palm Beach, Florida

Moved to Palm Beach, Florida

1982 – 1988
Fashion photography for STYLE & MENSTYLE, German publication HOMAGE TO EGON SCHIELE, start of a 5-year mixed media project honoring the artist’s idol and hero, Austrian artist Egon Schiele. With exhibitions in Miami, Chicago, New York, Germany and 5 cities in Austria

First figurative paintings (easel paintings) in acrylic on canvas

1992 – 1997
Start of a portrait series of historicAmerican Indians
Eexhibitions in the US and Europe

1993 – 1994
WE THE PEOPLE, a series of flag images in mixed media

Start of the series of Animal paintings

Founded the “Palm Street Art Studios”, a West Palm Beach art district and artist group
First Exhibition of Pop Animal paintings in the United States at Galleria di Sorrento, Las Vegas

“MEMORY,” special art object for an event benefiting the American Red Cross, Palm Beach Chapter

Was invited by Polo America to participate in a unique art exhibit, for an awareness promotion for the sport of polo and its return to the Olympics

2004 – 2017
Cooperation with Galerie Dumonteil, Galerie Dumonteil located in Paris, New York City & Shanghai, China

Since 2018
Helmut Koller Studio, cooperation with international art dealer, Franck Laverdin


Currently lives and works in Palm Beach, Florida and Vienna, Austria