Gunter Damisch was born on 20 May 1958 in Steyr. He attended the Music High School Linz and then spent several semesters studying Medicine, German, and history , from 1978 onwards at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna , with Maximilian Melcher and Arnulf Rainer.
Damisch's career began in the first half of the 1980s when he exhibited at the Galerie Ariadne "Junge Wilde painters". With his development in figurative painting and open image he became very popular. His work has been honored with numerous awards. Gunter Damisch lived and worked in Vienna and Freydegg. Due to his usage of distinctive, compelling and consistently formulated colors and shapes repertoire he belongs to one of the world's most important representatives of Austrian contemporary art. Gunther Damisch died on April 30, 2016 in Vienna.