Luis Alton was born in Bohemia in 1894 and spent his childhood in Innsbruck. At the beginning of the 1920s he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, ia. at Constantin Gerhardinger. Further study visits in Denmark followed. From 1925 the painter and graphic artist worked as a freelance artist in Innsbruck. In 1926 he became a member of the Secession Innsbruck and in 1933 the artist group "Der Neue Bund". His work is characterized by landscapes, portraits and peasant scenes.