Lei he painted battle and mythological subjects, but his best creatures were landscapes — sketches from nature, backgrounds pictures, fantastic landscape images that are fused from living observations. He was able to deeply reveal the poetry of the life of nature and the love of her mother his art with the work of German artist by Altdorfer and the masters of the landscape "Danube school".
Outdoor Paul Ganz in 1901, Lei is considered to be one of the brightest representatives of late Gothic in Zurich. In 1507-1513 he traveled to Germany and may have worked with Durer at Nuremberg Baldung in Freiburg im Breisgau. From 1514 in Zurich, he works hard, despite his life full of dangers, part of which took place in the battles. His best works presented in the Art Museum in Basel: famous painting "Orpheus"
(1519), and ".-
cue the landscape" and "the passion of the Christ" (1522), 4 woodcuts (1516; among them "the Battle of St. George with the dragon"), and lots of pictures (Landscape, etc.). Other important drawings are in the British Museum in London ("Baptism of Christ", 1513) and the German NAT. Museum in Nuremberg ("SV. Sebastian", 1517). And though he led a troubled life, resembling the life of URSA Count or Niklaus Manuel Deutsch, but unlike them he was not a painter of battles and military morals. His religious or mythological paintings, which are not always executed with great skill is remarkable for its poetry and mystery, although somewhat strange. The most innovative part of creativity, Leah became his landscapes (1513). Like by Altdorfer and Hispagel, the artist imagines a fantasy landscape of romantic mountain and native plants that make it one of the greatest landscape artists of the XVI century.