Kurt Absolon was born 1925 in Vienna. During his military service in World War II he was wounded several times. After the war he returned to Vienna and began studying at the Academy of Fine Arts. He completed courses of Robin Christian Andersen, Herbert Boeckl and Albert Paris Gütersloh. In 1948 he spent a study period at the Palace Leopoldskron in Salzburg. Absolon came into contact with several authors of the literary circles centered round Hans Weigel. These connections become evident in his works as many of the paintings focus on literary themes, an aspect that is seen as characteristic of his oeuvre. In 1954 and 1956 he won two prices for his graphic art in Vienna and Innsbruck. He also got a scholarship for a study in Paris in 1957. Kurt Absolon was considered as one of the most important graphical talent. He died in a car accident in 1958.