Erich Zittra was born in 1915 in Lower Austria and died in 1980. Zittra first began drawing at an advanced age. In the centre of his choice of motifs were houses, churches, and animals, such as rabbits, which appeared repeatedly in his work. Most of them are almost beyond recognition, as the artist covered them with a flood of strokes in various colours. The result were dense, almost abstract drawings. His works can be found in the Lower Austrian Regional Collections, Austria, and in the Helmut Zambo Collection, Germany.