Draughtsman and still life and landscape painter Lottie Reizenstein was born into a Jewish family in Nuremberg, Germany on 9 April 1904 and trained at the local Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Arts and Crafts), then at the Reimann School of Art and Design in Berlin. Following the rise of Nazism, she fled Germany, settling in England in 1936 and continued her studies at St. Martins School of Art and the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. She also studied later under Oskar Kokoschka in Salzburg, Austria in 1954. She exhibited extensively in group exhibitions at Ben Uri, including one with the Ben Uri Studio Group in 1952, alongside fellow émigrés Klaus Meyer, Bruno Simon and Erich Kahn. In 1968 in a review of her solo exhibition at her London studio, A. Rosenberg in the AJR (April 1968) remarked, 'Her works affirm the victory of light, form, order and colour over darkness, destruction, anarchy and grey despair'. Lottie Reizenstein died in London, England on 1 February 1982 and a memorial exhibition (with Jack Bilbo and Henry Sanders) was held at Ben Uri in 1983; with a further exhibition with Iris Blain in 1987.