Ludwig Deutsch (Austrian painter) 1855 - 1935
Le Fumeur (The Smoker), 1903
oil on canvas
41 x 58 cm. (16.14 x 22.83 in.)
Ludwig Deutsch was an Austrian painter who settled in Paris. Deutsch came from a well-established Jewish family, his father was a financier at the Austrian court. He studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts 1872-1875, then moved to Paris where he became strongly associated with Orientalism. He was on good terms with another Austrian Orientalist in Paris Rudolf Ernst.