Born on 15.7. 1886 in Schönau/Heidelberg, died on 6. 6. 1948 in Karlsruhe, Wilhelm Hempfing swas a German painter and printmaker who studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe (just like his colleague student Emil Nolde) with Professor Friedrich Fehr. He was also an important and excellent etcher trained by Walter Conz at the Karlsruhe Academy. He travelled frequently, painting in England, France, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Macedonia, Greece and the German coastal areas along North Sea and Baltic sea. He got famous by his book illustrations and impressionistic paintings. He is best known for his impressionist style landscapes, portraits and his numerous painted nudes. He became one of the favorite artists of Adolph Hitler and he was practically present on all most important exhibitions between 1937 and 1944.
In his biography articles, it is stated that Wilhelm Hempfing visited Dalmatia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Greece. However, the author was unable to find exact details of his visit, neither some example of his Macedonian work.