Eugen von Blaas is best known for the exquisite works he painted while visiting Italy. A student of his father, noted historical painter Karl von Blaas, Eugene specialized in genre, portrait and interior paintings, with his favorite motif being the daily life of Venetian fishermen and their families. He is greatly respected for his vibrant colors and sympathetic portraits. An overwhelming renewed interest in this artist has prompted two authors, Mr. J. Parkes and Giuseppe Muner, a descendent of von Blaas, to prepare monographs devoted to his illustrious career. Recently, auction prices for this highly talented artist have climbed to over $800,000 and his works continue to be highly sought after.