The surrealistic Viennese artist Peter Klitsch studied from 1951 at the Academy for Applied Arts in Vienna and at the Royal University in Stockholm (1954). His first exhibition was in Salzburg, 1959. 1967 he visited Indonesia and spent some time in the island Bali. He was fascinated by the art and culture there and processed his impressions back in Vienna. He made his first journey to Japan, where he is now a guest professor at the university of Okinawa. On the occasion of his 50th birthday the Albertina dedicated an exhibition on his graphic work to him.