Franz von Stuck
German painter, engraver, architect and sculptor, Franz von Stuck was born in 1863. He studied at the School of Plastic Arts in Munich from 1878 to 1885 and then at the Munich Academy. He first earned a living illustrating various magazines.
He was one of the founding members of the Munich Secession in 1892 and he began teaching at the Munich Academy in 1895. Some of his pupils included Klee, Albers and Kandinsky, whose subsequent careers enhanced von Stuck’s notoriety.