Born and died in Berlin, Germany. Rudy Lesser was German expressionist mainly active as watercolor and graphic artist. He was a student of prof. Hans Meid. In 1933 he immigrated to the Scandinavian countries (Denmark and Sweden) in order to escape from the emerging Nazi regime. From 1946 until 1956 he lived in USA, where he was a professor at the Howard University in Washington DC. After 1956 he moves back to Berlin where he lives until the end of his life.
Rudi Lesser visited Macedonia at the end of 1950s, where he produced at least one lithography: “Skopje 1961”, today is in the collection if the author this book.