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Tobias G. Natter (* 26th May 1961 in Dornbirn) is an Austrian art historian, director of the Vorarlberger Landesmuseum in Bregenz and internationally recognised expert on Viennese art around 1900.


Tobias G studied at the universities of Innsbruck, Munich and Vienna. He completed the first stage of his studies in business administration before receiving a PhD in art history and history. After a period of three years at the Historical Museum, Vienna, he worked at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna, at which he was lastly Chief Curator. He worked as permanent Guest Curator for the then newly-founded Jewish Museum Vienna and designed important art historical exhibitions. From 2001 to 2002 he was member of staff at the Neue Galerie New York, for which he realised the first alternating exhibition. Since 2006 Natter has been Director of the Vorarlberg Landesmuseum in Bregenz, the rebuilding and new conception for which he is responsible. Natter was and remains member of various art commissions (Ministry of Education, City of Vienna, State of Vorarlberg). He has accepted numerous invitations from museums in Austria, Germany, Italy, the USA and Japan as exhibition curator; counting among those curated outside Austria are the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt/Rhine-Main, the Museo d´Arte Moderna Rovereto, the Tate Gallery Liverpool, the Kobe Prefectural Museum, as well as for the Neue Galerie New York.


Numerous works and writings have been published both by and about Tobias G. Natter, the most recent of which are:

  • Schnee. Rohstoff der Kunst. Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern 2009, ISBN 978-3-7757-2430-2.
  • Gold. Schatzkunst zwischen Bodensee und Chur. Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern 2008, ISBN 978-3-7757-2213-1.
  • In collaboration with Christoph Grunenberg (eds.): Gustav Klimt. Painting, Design and Modern Life. Tate Publishing, London 2008, ISBN 978-1854377357.

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