The House of Artists is a small building on a hill on adjacent to the Vienna Woods, approximately 20 km (12.4 miles) north of Vienna, Austria. It belongs to the village Maria Gugging, Klosterneuburg. Since 1981 it has housed and employed people, whose high quality drawings, paintings, writings and objects have made them world famous. The Gugging Artists are among the most important representatives of Art Brut. There are currently 13 residents at the House of Artists. The first murals and façade paintings were created for the Pavilion’s opening to demonstrate the new facility’s cultural aspirations.

The House of Artists’ history dates back to the early 1950s. Its longstanding efforts have produced the Art Brut Center Gugging. Today, the House of Artists is part of this cultural centre.


The Gugging Artists’ activities have become successful artistic careers. Through professionalising their skills, openly respecting their efforts, offering gentle therapeutic and active social supervision and support we provide the residents with a foundation of opportunities and allow them to lead a “normal” life as far as they personally want.


Today, the House stands for a socio-therapeutic approach.

More space for the House of Artists

In June 2011 the annex and restoration were completed and celebrated at the House of Artists’ 25th Anniversary.


DGKP Angelika Helfert

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