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Franz Von Stück, 1863-1928

Nationality: Austrian
Date of Birth: 1863.02.23
Place of Birth: Tettenweiss
Date of Death: 1928.08.30
Place of Death: Tetschen

Identity:

Franz Von Stück was a painter and sculptor, illustrator, printmaker and architect.

Life:

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.

Bibliography:

Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; Clegg, E., 'Franz von Stück,' Grove Dictionary of Art Online, http://www.groveart.com (accessed September 2004).