Austrian, b. 1938. Painter, composer, action performer, and set designer, Hermann Nitsch, is one of the founding members of Viennese Actionism and the creator of the Das Orgien Mysterien Theater. Nitsch’s inclination towards religious art can be seen in his copies of Rembrandt's “Christ Crucified” and “100 Gulden Blatt” and other artists such as El Greco and Tintoretto. Nitsch staged a 6-day play in Prinzendorf, an “Aktions” in 1998 which he considers as the greatest achievement of his career. In 2005, he won the Austrian State Prize at Burgteather in Wien for the Aktion 122.