Theodor Pallady was one of the few famous 19th and 20th century painters who did not study arts to begin with. Born in the second part of the 19th century, Pallady first studied Politehnics in Dresden at the same time taking art classes. He eventually left for Paris, where he studied arts. He joined Gustave Moreauțs workshop and had several famous colleagues such as Henri Matisse, with whom he became close friends. He was influenced by both his friend Matisse and by Paul Cesane’s art.