Arno Rink is a German painter. After he
completed his studies at the Arbeiter-und-Bauern-Fakultät (ABF) of Fine
Arts in Dresden, he started to study at the Hochschule für Grafik und
Buchkunst (HGB) in Leipzig. Rink was taught by Werner Tübke, Hans
Mayer-Foreyt and Harry Blume and graduated in the master class of Prof.
Bernhad Heisig. In 1972 Rink picked up teaching at the HGB and shortly
afterwards received a docentship. From 1978 until 2005 he led the master
class for painting and graphics. In 1979 Rink was honoured with a
professorship and from 1987 until 1994 held the position of the Head of
Faculty at the HGB. Notorious for the elitist education of his school,
Arno Rink was renowned as the pioneer of the Neue Leipziger Schule and
guided artists such as David Schnell, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Mirjam
Vlamming, Timo Baumgärtl and Tim Eitel on their way to international
success. The dreamy, architectonically primed worlds of the young
graphic painting turned the art market euphoric like no other German
movement had before. Arno Rink’s most accomplished pupil, Neo Rauch
replaced him eventually in 2005 after over 27 years as the Professor of
Painting at the Leipziger Hochschule.
Arno Rink (*1940 in Schlotheim / Thüringen) lives and works in Leipzig.