Before the Second World War, he worked in a Hamburg print shop as chief draftsman for circus and artist posters. Later, he increasingly devoted himself to animal painting and eventually became one of the best-known German animal painters and illustrators from the 1950s.
Ludwig Binder was an academic painter and graphic artist. His life was determined by his artistic talent and his interest in nature. After two semesters at the art school in Nuremberg, he moved up to the master class of Prof. Selzer.
He was considered an introverted and quiet man, was a painter and possessed exceptional skills in the field of scientific illustration. He produced many works for the Kronen publishing house.