Born in 1977 in Vienna - into a family with a long artistic background. His father, the well known Austrian artist Gerhard Neswadba was his first and most important tutor - and while he originally worked under his influence, he gradually developed a style of his own - and beginning with the year 1993 - when he first could actually sell paintings to Galleries - his own style began to form. At that time, in order to discern himself as an independent artist-personality, he used the signature C. Leitner - but with his growing success he returned to his original signature C. Neswadba, in order to build his career properly. A major step for the young artist was 1997 the Winning of the First Prize of the Salzburger Kulturfonds where his painting was chosen over 90 other entries. The young artist travels extensively through Europe, gaining further experience and looking for subjects that he can use for his paintings. Christian has also traveled, recently, around America building his reputation and influencing his work further. His work can be characterized by fresh - bold colours, a broad youthful brush stroke and in general a vividness near to the expressionist school.