Walter Dahn is a German painter, photographer and sound artist. He is one of the most important representatives of the Junge Wilden of the 1980s.
From 1971 to 1979 Dahn studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, where he was a master student of Joseph Beuys. His first works were drawings and installations in Room 19 of the Academy. In his works, the focus was especially on drawing, photography and the creation of videos and Super 8 films. From 1979 to 1982 he was a member of the artists' association Mülheimer Freiheit.
In 1983 and 1984 he received a teaching assignment at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Since 1996 he has taught painting at the Braunschweig University of Fine Arts.