On this page works are presented that show my development in art. They are not necessarily listed in chronological order, but they do document the time periods quite well.


Portrait of a Chinese Girl

The newly developed style in landscape painting was also used for portraits and ened in a series of some 20 works.


Moonlit Landscape

After copying old Chinese masters first steps to develope new works were made.


Traditional Chinese Landscape

Of course, every painter, whether in the West or in China, has to develop his own style sooner or later. However, in order to understand Chinese painting, it is essential to copy the old masters in painting and calligraphy. Above all, in order to become familiar with the technique and composition of the important painters.

portrait chinese peasant mixed media


Portrait of a Chinese Peasant

This portrait of a Chinese farmer was made in Beijing in 1981. I had already worked a lot with Chinese painting techniques and tried to integrate them into western graphics.

pastels by friedrich zettl

Passers-by watch football in a shop window

In 1978, certainly strongly influenced by the painter Georg Eisler, I began to do graphics using oil pastels.


This image shows people watching a soccer game in front of a television set.

ink drawing by friedrich zettl

Saint Maria della Salute in Venice

1976 was out of the year I started sketching all over the place when I was out and about. Like in Venice, which I visited several times in the 1970-80s. At a time when it wasn’t overrun by tourists.

print after a collage 1974 by friedrich zettl

Title lost

Collage with snippets from old prints, mostly around 1900. A series of lithographs was made from this collage. Edition of 90 pieces.
Not only was the title forgotten, the entire edition was also lost. (2-3 sheets still exist).