Fritz Burger was born in Munich, Germany in 1867 and studied at the Munich Academy. He went to Paris around 1891, where he came under the influence of such painters as Boldini, Blanche, Simons and Zorn. His paintings from that time clearly reflect the influence. While in Paris, he produced a set of color lithographs representing different types of women, which was published in 1898. The following year, he moved to Basel, where he worked mostly as a portrait painter. He showed in various exhibitions and received medals in Dresden in 1897 and in Salzburg in 1901. As a printmaker, his style recalls both German Jugendstil and French and Belgium symbolism.