Art Brokerage: Eric de Kolb Austrian Artist: b. 1916-2001. Eric de Kolb was a well known surrealistic artist, painter, sculptor, jewelry and fashion designer, commercial artist and package designer. De Kolb was born in Vienna in 1916 and died in New York City in 2001. De Kolb's masterly artistic skills were diverse, his surrealistic paintings were created in a vast array of styles, his mini sculptures were created in all different styles and many different types of materials. Eric de Kolb (Baron Eric de Kolb-Wartenberrg) grew up in an aristocratic Viennese family, both his father and grandfather were art collectors. Eric de Kolb became a well known artist, famous for his fashions designs, jewelry designs, miniature sculptures, paintings, and commercial art packaging. Listings wanted.