Eugene de Blaas (Eugen von Blaas) was an academic painter born in Italy to Austrian parents. He studied art under his father, Karl von Blaas, also a noted painter.
He spent much of his career in Venice, where he followed in his father’s footsteps in becoming a professor at the Academy of Venice.
Eugene de Blaas was known for his figurative scenes that were often set in the streets of Venice. He was also known for his portraits and religious paintings. Many of his scenes depitced early stages of courtship: meeting, flirting and reading love letters.