Painter and draughtsman, born in Kiev, Ukraine, of German parents. He had a wandering life, and was said to have studied art in Germany and France before arriving in England in the 1920s, moving on to Belfast, Northern Ireland, which became his base, although he was to travel further, on the continent and in North America. He was interned on the Isle of Man during World War II and on returning to Belfast had several shows at the CEMA gallery, 55a Donegal Place. Ulster Museum holds his self-portrait and other works. Arts Council of Northern Ireland held a retrospective in 1984.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)
Artworks by Paul Nietsche
James Humbert Craig (1878–1944)Paul Nietsche (1885–1950)