Georg Eisler was born in Vienna, son of the composer Hans Eisler. The family moved to England in 1939, settling in Manchester. Georg attended the Central High School, studied art at Stockport, Manchester and Salford schools of art and he was also taught by Oskar Kokoschka. Eisler had his first solo exhibition in Manchester in 1946 but returned to Vienna later that year.
Deeply imbued in the Expressionist tradition, Eisler was elected president of the Succession from 1968-72, won numerous prizes and had a major retrospective in Graz in 1977. He travelled extensively, keeping up links with the UK, and one exhibition of cityscapes of Manchester titled ‘Landscape of Exile’ was shown at Manchester City Art Gallery in 1988.