Dorothea Lustig was born on the 8th of November 1979, in Santa Margherita, into a family of artists. At an early age she showed a particular talent for drawing and painting. As a young girl, her first artistic experience was creating sculptures and bas-relief in clay, in the studio of her brother Leonardo, a sculptor. It was here that she also learned the techniques of sculpting using other materials. Her family encouraged Dorothea, together with her sister Alisa, to learn the techniques
of making ceramics, believing that it was a good way for her to develop her creativity. Eventually Dorothea showed a preference for painting, including that involved in the decoration of ceramic pieces. This experience resulted in her decision to attend the “Accademia Lingustica di Belle Arti” in Genova. In order to enrich her understanding of art and culture she also visited cities considered to be of great artistic importance: Florence, Pisa, Rome, Venice and Berlin.
Dorothea held many exhibitions, the first of which was in 1995, in Santa Margherita Ligure.

Over the following years she exhibited in all of the major tourist towns of the Riviera Ligure di Levante
(Camogli, Santa Margherita, Rapallo, Portofino and Chiavari). In 2009 Dorothea was invited to exhibit, under the patronage of the city, in the municipal hall of Genova Nervi. In 2010 she participated in the fifth Rassegna International art exhibition, “Premio Targa d’Oro citta di Gubbio” promoted by the association NAUTARTIS and her work was published in the magazine “Arte Cultura”, of Milan. An interest in her work continued to grow and from 2011–2013 the art gallery “L’Universo” of Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino’s Colour Art Gallery in Portofino, exhibited what were considered to be her more interesting paintings of the landscapes of the Riviera Ligure di Levante. In 2013 Dorothea participated in the 156 th Tigullio exhibition. She has continued to exhibit her work in various galleries along the seafront of Camogli. Her paintings can be found in private collections both in Italy and abroad, primarily in the United States.