Lotti Reizenstein (1904-1982) was a well-known painter, art teacher, and designer. She was born in Nuremburg, Germany, and studied at the Nuremberg Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Applied Arts and Crafts) in the 1920s and in 1931 she moved to Berlin where she studied until 1933 at Reimannschule, which had been founded by the sculptor Albert Reimann. In 1936 she was able to leave Nazi Germany and she settled in London, taking up studies at St Martin’s School of Art and the Central School of Arts & Crafts. After working in a factory during the war years, she trained as an art teacher at Loughborough College of Art and starting exhibiting her own work in London, especially at the Ben Uri Gallery. Reizenstein completed her training under Oskar Kokoschka at the Salzburg Summer Academy in 1954. In addition to the Ben Uri, she exhibited with the Women’s International Art Club, was a member of the Artists' International Association (AIA), the Hampstead Artist’s Council and the Council of Industrial Design. She travelled widely in Europe and North Africa, finding her subjects especially in France, Spain, and along the Adriatic coast. She lived in Hampstead and after her death in 1982 a memorial exhibition was held a year later at the Ben Uri Gallery.