Gottlieb Theodor Kempf von Hartenkampf was born in 1871 in Vienna, Austria. He received his arts education at the Akademie der Bildenden KUnste in Vienna winning their annual prize in 1891. Gottlieb worked as a painter, etcher and illustrator. In the 1890s he showed his work at Vienna Secession's exhibitions. He was well known for his graphic arts work. Lilies was painted in oil. Gottlieb passed away in 1954.