Hans Robert Pippal was born on April 4, 1915 in Vienna. He finished a technical teaching and continued his education largely self-taught. Already in the thirties the artist tried to be close to established artists like Oskar Laske, Josef Dobrowsky, Sergius Pauser, and Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel. He became a member of the Vienna Secession and participated in various exhibitions. 1956 he was awarded the title of Professor. Pippal is primarily known for his evocative views of representative streets and buildings in Vienna. Pippal knew the atmosphere better than anyone else, he knew how the streets and squares changed depending on the season and the time of day. His work covers almost all genres of painting and graphics. Hans Robert Pippal died on November 6 1998.