Zatzka Hans(Hans Zatzka) was born March 8, 1859 in Vienna in the family of an architect.
His artistic talent became evident at an early age. From 1877 to 1882 Hans Zatzka he studied at the Academy of fine Arts. In training Hans has achieved great success and in 1880, at the age of 20 was awarded a Golden mark of distinction "For merits before the city of Vienna". After several trips to Italy, Hans worked as a freelance artist in Vienna,and later studied fresco painting in churches and portraits. Of particular interest for Hans enjoyed genre painting,the ideal female images and cupids.
At the age of 26 he received his first significant public order: the manufacturer of ceiling frescos in the "Kurhaus Baden" near Vienna. Depicted was "the Naiad of Baden" with cupids and historical inscriptions
On the life of Hans Zatzka earned religious paintings, painting of churches and altarpieces. He lived in his home Studio, absorbed in his work. Hans Zatzka never took pupils not engaged in teaching activities
The only opportunity to see it for the relatives, was the food. Drew Hans Zatzka to 80 years of age. In 1945, the Vice-mayor of Vienna Kontak personally proposed in writing to the Deputy Secretary to Professor Karl Lugmaier with Minoritenplatz, to assign the 87-year-old artist the title of Professor
In August 1945 the rector of the Academy of fine Arts reported that the professorial Council had unanimously approved of the Ministerial proposal. And on 17 December 1945 Hans Zatzka died.
By 1980, the paintings of Hans Zatzka have become very popular in the United States and the demand for them has increased significantly, along with this increased and their price. His paintings are now sold internationally in galleries and auction houses for big money.