In 1835 the Academy of Arts, the title of a free artist painting a portrait over a copy of a portrait of Tsar Ivan the terrible. (Kondakov)
Leopold von Kalckreuth was the son of the artist Stanislav background Calcrate. After finishing school in Keilhau in 1866 he studies under the guidance of his father at the Art school of Weimar, and in 1878 went to Munich, where he met with artist Francism von Munich. Since 1885, Calcrete again in Weimar, where he teaches painting at the Art school of the Grand Duke of Saxony. In 1895, the artist moved to Karlsruhe, where he teaches at the State Academy of fine arts. However, in 1899, von Kalckreuth forced to leave the Academy due to clinic professional relations between its members. After that, he lived and worked in Stuttgart and, since 1906 — near Hamburg. Arriving at the invitation of the king of württemberg Wilhelm II, von Kalckreuth, together with six other artists, in 1898, creates an Association of artists, Stuttgart, and the oldest extant Union of artists in Germany. In 1908 he became one of the founders of the Association of artists of Silesia in Breslau. In 1926 he was awarded the order Pour le Mérite.
Leopold von Kalckreuth prefer to do portrait and genre painting, also wrote the landscape. It belongs to the same group of artists whose work has defined the direction of the development of German painting in the second half of the nineteenth century (Hans, Tom, Max Liebermann, Wilhelm Leibl, etc.).