Sebastian Leicht


Scenes from the everyday life of the Danube Swabians

07/10/08 - 11/09/08

Sebastian Leicht (born 1908 in Batschki-Brestowatz / Bački Brestovac, Serbia, died 2002 in Passau) is one of the most important picture chroniclers of the Danube Swabians. Trained at the art academies in Budapest and Belgrade, he received the “Sveti-Sava” – order of the Yugoslav king for cultural merit and international understanding in 1938; In 1971 he received the Culture Prize of the Danube Swabians of the State of Baden-Württemberg and in 1983 the Georg Dehio Prize.

The Danube Swabian Central Museum acquired all of the works in the “Path of the Danube Swabians” cycle with state funds. In this work comprising more than 160 paintings, watercolors and drawings, Sebastian Leicht describes the everyday life of the Danube Swabians from settlement to expulsion.

August 10, 2008 marked the centenary of the artist’s birthday. With a retrospective, the DZM presented Leicht’s original drawings to a wide audience for the first time.