Diederich Kortlang was born in Cologne, Germany on August 19, 1925. As a child his only longing was to attend Art School. Due to the idiosyncrasies of his time his parents agreed that he could attend art school if he first put forth the effort of learning a trade and assist the family with the family business; to which he agreed.
From 1946 to 1953 he attended the Koelner Werkschulen, Akademie Fuer Freie und Angewandte Kunst, from which he graduated.
Kortlang above all reveals versatility in many mediums including oils, drawings prints, tapestries, and murals.
He married Federica Sanchez in 1954 and moved to Havana, Cuba, where he did some work for the Trust Company of Cuba. In 1960 due to the rising
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