Hans Otto Boehm (1891-1980) was born in Berlin, Germany where his early career was spent working in set, window and graphic design. In 1912 he enrolled in the Psychological Research Society Hamburg where he focused on the study of Color-Sound-Research; the relationship that exists between color and sound. The artists' practice often consisted of playing a record from his eclectic collection to paint what he heard. Boehm emigrated to Brazil during the war where he continued his color-sound research with Professor Joachim Koellreuter, taught at the State School of Art in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo as well as exhibited regularly at the Museu National de Bellas Artes in Rio de Janeiro. The artist returned to Europe in 1950 where he spent the remainder of his career.