Leo Delitz

1882 Zagreb/Agram - 1966 London

The portraitist and landscape painter Leo Delitz was born in Zagreb in 1882. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with Christian Griepenkerl and Kazimierz Pochwalski, in Munich and in Paris with Ludwig von Herterich. From 1905 to 1911, he was a member of the Hagenbund and of the Künstlerhaus from 1914 onwards. Since 1911 he actively participated in exhibitions. However, the First Wold War put an end to his active participations. Delitz was forced to work as a war painter on the Eastern Front. In 1938 the artist emigrated to Great Britain via Holland. There Delitz succeeded in establishing himself as a portraitist of the nobility and the upper middle class. Delitz's oeuvre shows proximity to the New Objectivity. The artist died in London in 1966.