Eugene de Blaas also known as Eugenio De Blaas or Eugen von Blaas, was born on July 24th in the Italian village of Albano, near Rome in 1843, to Austrian parents. His career was enriched by a talented and artistic family. His father, Carl von Blaas (1815-1894), was one of the most notable portrait painters of Roman society, a successful history portrait and fresco painter of the late Biedermeier period. It was in Venice that Eugene de Blaas established himself as the leading painter of Venetian genre. Painter of portraits, women, nudes, balcony-and genre scenes, children in the Realist and Romanticism style. Native Italian artists like Antonio Paolettu, Antonio Rotta and Eugene de Blaas, as well as Englishmen such as Luke Fildes and William Logsdail depicted the lives of Venetian fisher folk, gondoliers and Venetian beauties. Eugene de Blaas died on the 10th Febuary in the Italian city of Venice in 1932.