(24 July 1843 – 10 February 1932)
Background: Eugene de Blaas, also known as Eugene von Blaas or Eugenio de Blaas was born on 24 July 1843 at Albano, nearRome, to Austrian parents.
Education: His father Karl, also a painter, was his teacher. The family moved to Venicewhen Karl became Professor at the Academy in Venice. He often painted scenes in Venice. He became professor in the Academy of Venice.
Achievements: His colorful and rather theatrical period images of Venetian society, e.g. On the Balcony (1877; Private Collection), were quite different compared to delicate pastels and etchings of the courtyards, balcony and canals of modern Venice.
Eugene de Blaas’ paintings are collected at the Royal Academy, Fine Art Society, New Gallery and Arthur Tooth and Sons Gallery in London, and also at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool