Anton Steinhart was born in Salzburg in 1889. Already as a child he visited the private painting school of Franz Hinterholzer from 1906 to 1908. In the following years he visited painting schools in Paris, England and Italy. From 1915 to 1918 he did military service. After his return, he visited painting courses by Josef Eberz and Adolf Schinnerer in Munich from 1919 to 1920. Since 1918 Steinhart lived in Salzburg. Because of his financial problems he regularly worked as a photographer in the photographic business of his sister, which has documented the Salzburg Festival since it’s foundation. In this time he made numerous sketches and pipe drawings of perfomances of the Salzburg Festival, which were published in a folder by the Galerie Welz in 1960. In addition to this drawings the produced numerous oilpaintings, which mostly have the landscape as subject. He made a lot of paintings during his study trips to Italy, France and Yugoslavia. Steinhart was closly friend with other contemporary artists, like Anton Faistauer, Alfred Kubin, Anton Kolig and Carl Moll. Much of his works are in the Salzburg Museum, in the Museum of Modern Art Salzburg, the Albertina and in private colletion. Anton Steinhart died in Salzburg in 1964.