Othmar Zechyr was born on the 28th of May 1938 in Linz. He attended the Department of Graphic Arts at the State College, then a lithograph and engraving lesson in Linz. In the early 1960s, Zechyr attended the Summer Academy of Fine Arts several times. In Spain and the Netherlands, Kargen deserts and dune landscapes inspired him to paint his early drawings in black ink on transparent paper. Othmar Zechyr was represented in numerous exhibitions in Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, and the Museum Bochum. Zechyr died on the 13th of September 1996.