"Tom Von Dreger (1868 Brno - 1948 Vienna) Portrait Of The Artist Franz Antoine"Portrait of the author's friend, Austrian painter Franz Antoine (1864 - Vienna - 1935).
The author of our portrait is the important Austrian portrait painter Tom von Dreger (1868 Bron - 1948 Vienna). He studied in the years from 1884 to 1885 and from 1887 to 1888 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, his teachers were August Eisenmenger, Siegmund L'Allemand and Heinrich von Angeli. He then went on a study trip to Venice, where he took lessons from Eugene de Blaas and Ludwig Passini at the Accademia di belle arti di Venezia. He then studied for a year at the Munich Academy with Alexander von Liezen-Mayer, before going to the prestigious Académie Julian in Paris for seven years, where he worked at the Salon of the National Society of Fine Arts from 1893 to 1899 exhibited under th After his stay in Paris, he lived in his house in Nussschloss. In 1906, Tom von Dreger finally settled in Vienna, from where he made numerous study trips to Transylvania, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Holland and the United States. In Vienna in 1916 he produced two altarpieces for the votive church and became the preferred portrait painter of the Austrian imperial family and of Viennese society. Over the years he has created countless portraits of statesmen and churches as well as personalities from business, science and the arts across Europe and abroad. Most of his paintings are now private property, but also in state collections, such as the collection of paintings at the Vienna Army History Museum or in public buildings such as the Federal Ministry of Education, Art and Culture and the Historical Museum of Vienna.
Literature: Thieme / Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künsler ..", Leipzig, 1999; Prof. H. Fuchs "Austrian Artists" Vienna, 1975 (both in German).
Inscription: signed with the monogram and dated 1911, upper right, on the back of the original frame - exhibition label of the Viennese artists' union Kuenstlerhaus with inventory number and dating from 1911; on the back of the canvas: old inscription with the name of the guardian and the author. Technique: oil on canvas. Original period golden frame.
Dimensions: unframed 58 x 71 cm, framed 78 x 91 cm.
condition: in very good condition.