Dietrich Moravec has been a selftaught artist for more than 4 decades. In the 1970s he began studying the techniques of the old masters. He experimented with egg tempera and oil painting, later on with acrylics in combination with oils or just acrylics. He dedicated himself to realism and photorealism. Other atistic techniques he used to work with are etching, drawings with graphite and charcoal, and scratchboard. His main subjects are still lifes with fruits or flowers, landscapes and sometimes animals. He made his living as an architectural draftsman and a teacher for arts and IT. Now he is retired and lives in a small town in Bavaria, Germany.