Born in Frankfurt, Paul Feiler escaped Nazi Germany in the 1930s and went on to study at the Slade School of Fine Art. From 1946 he taught in Bristol, but found his main source of inspiration in Cornwall which he first visited in 1949. There he became associated with the St Ives community where he knew Peter Lanyon, Roger Hilton, Patrick Heron and Terry Frost.
In the 1960s he developed a more elegant geometric patterned style. This print came out of the Adytum/Aduton series of paintings of 1969.
Paul Feiler had a long, creative retirement that included some major retrospectives and he remained active in Cornwall until his recent death at the age of 95.