Peiner was born at Düsseldorf. His major influences came from the German Romantic and Realistic painters. In some of his best works there can be noticed also some expressionist influences, like in the tapestries of The Four Hoursemen of the Apocalypse, executed in 1937.
Like other German painters favored during the Third Reich, such as Conrad Hommel and Adolf Wissel, his reputation in the Western world was tainted after World War II - he then worked e.g. for the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie.
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