Gerhard Gutruf born 1944 in Nikitsch, Austria. 1962 - 1970 study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. 1966 diploma and Academy Price. Machine landscapes. 1970/71 one-year fellowship in Rome: Colosseum-variations. 1973 - 76 "Hommage à Vermeer". 1975 - 1979 director of the Department for Drawing and Theory at the International Summer Academy in Salzburg. 1982 - 1997 Art director of the International Summer School for the Fine Arts in Ravelsbach, Lower Austria. 1990 invitation of the famous painter Rufino Tamayo to exhibit in Mexico City. Vermeer researches. Box still lives. Space cycle. Small Variations after the Great Masters. Invitation from the famous Chinese painter Liu Xun to present his pictures in Beijing. Numerous prices and awards, e.g. 1999 the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, 2002 Schaechter Scholarship for advanced studies, New York, at last 2007 tribute of the Austrian title "Professor".

Personal exhibitions e.g. in

1971 Italy (Rome: IstitutoAustriaco)
1974 Austria (Vienna: Kupferstichkabinett der Akademie der bildenden Künste)
1976 Austria (Vienna: Galerie Würthle)
1979 Austria (Vienna: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere)
1982 Germany (Essen: Bredeneyer Galerie)
1987 Egypt (Cairo: Akhnaton Gallery)
1992 Slovenia (Ljubljana: Galerie Lala)
1993 Mexico (Mexico City: Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Guadalajara: Galeria de Arte Moderno)
  Slovakia (Bratislava: Galerie Arpex)
  Egypt (Cairo: Akhnaton Gallery)
1994 Switzerland (Ascona: Galleria AAA)
1997 Ethiopia (Addis Abeba: Alliance Ethio-Francaise)
1998 South Africa (Pretoria: Old Arts Gallery)
1999 Portugal (Lisbon: Museu de Electricidade, Viseu: Museu Almeida Moreira, Coimbra: Sala da Cidade)
2000 China (Beijing: International Yi Yuan Museum)
2001 Switzerland (Wallisellen near Zurich: Galerie Wagner)
2002 Turkey (Istanbul: Palais Yeniköy)
2004 Austria (Vienna: Die Kleine Galerie)
  Czech Republic (Brandys Castle near Prague)
2005 Turkey (Istanbul: Austrian Cultural Forum)
  Spain (Madrid: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo)
  Switzerland (Wallisellen near Zurich: Galerie Wagner)
2006 Austria (Vienna: Musiksammlung der Wienbibliothek)
2007 Ukraine (Kiev: Gallery Camera)

Group exhibitions e.g. in
Abu Dhabi, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republik, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, in former USSR and USA. Participation at the Graphic Biennales in Florence, Ibiza and Mirano, at the Graphic Triennale in New Delhi. 2001 Special guest of the 8th International Cairo Biennale. Numerous works in possession of museums and collections both in Austria and abroad.