Eduard Veith was born in Vienna, where he attended the art school and was a pupil of Ferdinand Laufberger. He continued his education in Paris. Veith created primarily frescoes, theater curtains as well as mythological and historical paintings.
He received commissions for the National Theatre, the Diana Baths and the Ronacher in Vienna, as well as the Metropoltheater in Berlin and the German Theatre in Prague. He was also appreciated for his fine portraits of women in typical Art Nouveau style.