Franz Von Stück was a painter and sculptor, illustrator, printmaker and architect.
He studied at the Munich Akademie under Wilhelm Lindenschmit (1829-1895) and Ferdinand Löfftz (1845-1910) and became known as a caricaturist and later a painter of mythological and allegorical scenes, often on a large scale.
In 1892 he was a founder and the first President of the Munich Secession. He was also involved in the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers in 1898 when JW was President.
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