Kurt Larisch was born into a family of third generation artists in Vienna, Austria in 1913. He was first exposed to art in his grandfather's sculpture studio and in the photography and painting atelier of his father. He establishing himself as a graphic artist and was one of the first in Europe to involve himself in the new field of animated film.
In 1938 political instability interrupted his work and Kurt Larisch found himself in England, then in India. He became art director in one of India's new and most progressive advertising agencies. There were 25 major languages to deal with; it was a challenge which left a deep impression on him.
At the same time he continued to paint in the conventional manner ha
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