Hanns Kobinger was born on the 26th of July 1892 in Linz. He was the third of five children and spent his childhood, youth, and career as a bank official in Upper Austria. He visited the State mortgage institution in Linz. Kobinger was already artistically interested during his school years, beginning of the 1920s he attended the art school of Matthias May and met monthly with other young artists at the Club Grill under the leadership of Franz Kuhn. In 1921 he became a member of the artists' association Maerz and took part at the collective exhibitions in1926-1931. From 1946 on he participated in exhibitions at home and abroad such as in Stockholm, Minneapolis, and Minnesota. He was a member of the Vienna Secession. The Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz (Lentos Kunstmuseum) has many of his works in the portfolio. His works include watercolors, pen, ink drawings, linocuts, and especially prints. Auguste Kronheim-Aigner was his student. Hanns Kobinger died on the 25th of January 1974 in Gramastetten.