Friedrich Danielis was born in Bad Reichenhall, Germany. He attended school in Salzburg in Austria. For a year he lived with painters Eduard and Valerie Baeumer. Danielis dropped out of school in 1961 and worked at the bookshop and Gallery Welz.
The next year he moved toVienna, then on to Berlin and then London. He is a self-taught artist who uses a variety of mediums including gouache, egg tempera and pastel.
He says, “I take liberties and claim the right to be curious – curiosity lets me explore in my paintings, in various ways and ever more extensive groups and cycles…that are essentially love-letters to the senses, what I intend to add to our world as a “parallel nature”.