Johnny Friedlaender (26 December 1912 – Paris, 18 June 1992) was a leading 20th-century artist, whose works have been exhibited in Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Japan and the United States. He has been influential upon other notable artists, who were students in his Paris gallery. His preferred medium of aquatint etching is a technically difficult artistic process, of which Friedlaender has been a pioneer.
Gotthard Johnny Friedlaender was graduated from the Breslau (Wroclaw) high school in 1922 and then attended the Academy of Arts in Breslau, where he studied under Otto Mueller. He graduated from the Academy as a master student in 1928. In 1930 he moved to Dresden where he held exhibitions at the J. Sandel Gallery and at the Dresden Art Museum. He was in Berlin for part of 1933, and then journeyed to Paris.
In 1936 Friedlaender journeyed to Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Austria, France and Belgium. At The Hague he held a successful exhibition of etchings and watercolors. He fled to Paris in 1937 as a political refugee of the Nazi regime. In that year he held an exhibition...See author's sheet: Johnny Friedlaender