Richard Jurtitsch was born in 1953 in Vienna. Firstly he made a training for screen printing. From 1969 to 1972 he studied at the graphic teaching and experimental institute in Vienna. Subsequently he made an additional training for lithographs until 1976. In 1994 he was awarded promotion price of Lower Austria and got a scholarship for Vienna in the same year. Jurtitsch was part of a lot of exhibitions and made lots of single shows in Lower Austria and Vienna. The artist lives and works in Vienna. Despite his graphic training Jurtitsch is focused on painting in oil and tempera colors. His images are not mirrors of reality but rather show fragments of reality in an interweaving of fiction and abstraction. Jurtitsch uses strong colors, which are usually subordinate to a dominant tone.