Felix Schlesinger (born October 9, 1833 in Hamburg; † 1910) was a German genre painter from the Düsseldorf School.
Felix Schlesinger began his training in Hamburg in 1848 with Friedrich Heimerdinger. He is one of the best-known painters of children's motifs, who were sought internationally as early as the 19th century and collected mainly in England and America. His further training took place in the world centers of figurative painting at the time: in Antwerp, in Düsseldorf at the art academy and with Rudolf Jordan and in Paris. From 1861 to 1863 he worked in Frankfurt am Main, then he settled in Munich. From here, the exhibitions in Dresden, Berlin and Vienna were loaded with depictions of children in the country who, with sure instinct, met the tastes of the German and international public.
The painter Carl Schlesinger (1825-1893) was his brother.