Hans Zatzka Biography
Hans Zatzka, also known as P. Ronsard, was an Academic, Austrian artist. Zatzka was a painter of allegorical subjects, genre scene paintings, and figures. Zatzka spent many years dedicating his painting to the churches and other known establishments of Austria.
Hans Zatzka, also known as P. Ronsard, was born in Vienna on 8th March, 1859 and he was a pupil at the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Vienna between 1877 and 1882.
Zatzka dedicated most of his artistic life to decorating the numerous churches in Vienna and those in Mayerling, Olmutz and Innsubruck. His religious paintings and altar piece paintings were highly regarded but he was more widely known for his passionate paintings depicting women, fairies and mythological subjects. Aware of the huge popularity of his paintings of women Zatzka produced many of them and even had some of them reproduced as postcards. Today, Hans Zatzka paintings are sought-after by collectors as are his postcards.
It is unknown exactly when Hans Zatzka died but it is thought to have been either in 1945 or 1949.