Hubert Fischlhammer was born in Upper Austria in 1925. From 1940 to1941 he was guest student at Prof. Hillerbrand at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He graduated from a drawing study in his hometown. From 1948 to 1953 he worked as an illustrator for several newspapers. He completed a study at Prof. Gisevius in Paris from 1960 to 1961 and at Slavy Soucek at the International Sommer Academy in Salzburg from 1962 to1963. In 1984 he was appointed professor. From 1988 onwards he suffered an eye disease which limited the amount of time spent on his artistic work. He was able to continue the work thanks to an eye surgery. Fischlhammer is a member of the Innviertler Künstlergilde and of the Upper Austrian and Salzburger Kunstverein, and of the Vienna Artist Group der Kreis. He lives and works in Vienna. In his work, personal symbols and artifacts of everyday life create a game of illusions. His pictures function as a metaphor and suggest analogies to reality. On the one hand, his objects are archaic and simple, on the other hand, literary and detailed.