Willy Seiler was born in Germany in 1903 and received his art training there. According to some sources he left Germany in 1928 travelling through Europe and the world. After World War II, he settled permanently in Japan where he lived in Karuizawa. He created etchings and paintings and sold mainly to the members of the US occupation force in Japan. Little is known about his later life. Seiler’s copperplate etchings show the picturesque Japanese landscapes and children. He captured the quaintness of the East with superb draftsmanship.