Michael Rittstein studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague under professor Paderlik. He is one of the leading representatives of expressive figurative painters in the Czech Republic. The work of this painter, graphic artist and illustrator is well known and is processed in numerous art publications. Since 2001 he teaches painting in the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He is represented in many major collections such as the National Gallery in Prague, Prague City Gallery, the Museum of National Literature, followed by the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Albertina in Vienna and in private collections in the Czech Republic, Europe and USA. He has organized dozens of solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions.