Born 1900, Vienna, Austria
Died 1961, Vienna, Austria
Known primarily for his woodcuts, Schatz also painted in watercolor and oil as well as creating building frescos and mosaics.
1915-18 Studies at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna with teachers Oskar Strnad and Anton von Kenner.
1918 Returns to the school after his military service, but leaves within three months to work in a factory as a draftsman and house painter. Shortly thereafter, he becomes a freelance artist.
1920s Creates illustrations for books and social newspapers.
1925 Becomes a member of the “Bund Österreichischer Künstler.”
1928-1938 Works with the “Hagenbund” group and participates in many of their exhibitions.
1939 Emigrates to Prague with his Jewish wife. He continues to paint during the war on a smaller scale.
1944 He and his wife are interned, but liberated by the Soviet troops.
1945 Returns to Vienna.
1946 Joins the Viennese Secession.