Little known German painter, born in Hagen in 1880, studied in Munich and worked as a painter and graphic artist in Cologne from 1912. He mainly painted city and landscape views. His wife died before the First World War and he probably moved to Berlin with his stepdaughter in the 1920s. His daughter emigrated to the United States in the early 1930s. From there she supported her penniless stepfather, who died in Berlin in 1945. Interesting to note that he was a passionate collector of German folk clothes, his collection was donated to Krefeld Textile museum.
Paul Prött was probably a German soldier in the World War 1 in Macedonia, where he made drawings that later were converted into etching from Babuna pass, Skopje and Prilep. These Macedonian artworks were sold on auction in 1926 and were documented in the auction catalogue: Modern graphics, XIX./XX. Century: [Auction, October 1 and 2, 1926 in the Ackermann und Sauerwein art dealership, Frankfurt am Main] (Catalog No. 3) – Frankfurt a. M., 1926, page 28.