Hans Essinger was born in Mödling, Austria and studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. In 1929 he obtained a diploma for teaching freehand drawing. In addition to dedicating himself to teaching.

Essinger was atalented painter, painting both in oil and in watercolor. Essinger died on May 24, 1977. His house in Mödling, known as Essinger House, where he lived from 1913, was donated to the city of Mödling and since 2016 his artistic heritage has been preserved there.