BORN 23 Apr 1861, Wien - DIED 13 Apr 1945, Wien: Wollergasse 10|
CAUSE OF DEATH suicide
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Grinzinger Friedhof, 19., An den langen Lüssen 33 (Gruppe MR, Nummer 1)
Son of an apothecary from Vienna. He studied painting under K. Haunold, E.J. Schindler and G. Kuehl. After Schindler died he married his widow Anna Sofie Bergen, Alma Mahler's mother. They had a daughter together, Maria.
He was a co-founder ans business manager of the Secession in Vienna where he exhibited and worked for its magazine Ver Sacrum. When Klimt left the Secession in 1905 he followed him.
During the 1930s he became a convinced nazi. When the Russians reached Vienna he was desparate and in his villa he committed suicide together with his daughter and her husband.
cooperated with Klimt, Gustav
was pupil to Kuehl, Gotthard
was step-parent of Mahler, Alma
was pupil to Schindler, Emil Jakob
Becker, Edwin & Sabine Grabner (eds.), Wenen 1900, Portret en interieur, Van Goghmuseum, Amsterdam, 1997