He taught at the Keszthelyi Academy of Fine Arts and held many positions of responsibility at clubs and societies in the U.S. and abroad. He was the President-Founder of the Atheneum of Philosophy, Science and Art, and a member of the AAPL, the Bohemian Club, Prof. Artists Guild, California Art Club, F.I.A.L., St. Martin, Hermetic Lodge, Gnostic Sc., Phoenix, Es. Phil., Masonic Lodge, and others.
He is well known for his California and Arizona Desert scenes, marines, still lives, portraits, large group compositions, and mythological and religious subject series. He received many medals, prizes and awards. He exhibited at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles in 1954.
Emilio and his wife, Theresa Lanzi, maintained a studio in Los Angeles, California.
Source: vintage Lanzi Fine Art Studios biographical pages, title cards, and exhibition stickers affixed verso of various oil paintings; some title and exhibition stickers say Emil Lanz, some say Emilio Lanzi.