Fritz Rauh was born in Wuppertal, Germany. He began his art studies at the Braunschweig Art School in 1938. His artistic career was interrupted by World War II, when he was drafted and served on the Russian front. He was eventually captured and spent six years in a Russian prison camp. After his release, he returned to Braunschweig and immediately resumed his painting studies. He also met his future wife Alix, who emigrated to the United States, with Fritz following in 1954. They settled in Marin County. “Landscape of Consciousness” Throughout his career, Rauh was influenced by the color theory of Johann Goethe and the music of J. S. Bach.