(1866 - 1936)
Otto Pilny was active/lived in Switzerland. Otto Pilny is known for painting.
Biography Otto Pilny
The Swiss Orient painter
Otto Pilny was a court painter to the Viceroy of Egypt. He studied first
in Prague and then lived for a time in Vienna before settling in
Zurich. In 1875, he traveled for the first time to Egypt and remained
there for two years. The Orient was henceforth to be the main source of
his painting. He harbored a special interest for the customs of the
Bedouins. From 1889 until 1892, he traveled a second time to Egypt.
There the Egyptian King, Abbas II, was pleased with his paintings and
commissioned him to decorate the Medjidije. Pilny’s son, Alexander Otto
Pilny (1897-1958), was also a painter. (cko)
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