Johann Scheiböck

*1905, date of death unknown, Austria

Johann Scheiböck was born in Lower Austria where he had a small farming business. From 1959 to 1972 he lived in the psychiatric clinic in Gugging.

His artworks were largely inspired by his surroundings, typically subjects such as agricultural machinery and equipment, vehicles, furniture and animals. His drawings are clear and expressive. He usually worked with pencil and packing paper, using coloured pens to add colour to the images. In 1972 his work was included in the second exhibition of Gugging artists at Galerie nächst St. Stephan in Vienna, titled “Pareidolien 2”, and in 1979 the Hayward Gallery in London showed work by Scheiböck in its “Outsiders” exhibition.

His work can be seen at the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne, the Lentos Kunstmuseum in Linz, and in the collection of Arnulf Rainer, Austria.


Selected works