Felix Myrbach

Baron Felician Myrbach of Rheinfeld, b. Zalesciki, Ukraine (then Zaleszczyki), Feb. 19, 1853, d. Klagenfurt, Jan. 14, 1940, painter and illustrator, taught drawing at the cadet school in Vienna while completing his studies at the Vienna Academy, then went to Paris as an illustrator (1881) returning to Vienna in 1897.

Became Professor of Illustration at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts, of which he was director 1899-1905. It was thanks to him that J. Hoffmann, A. Roller, K. Moser, R. von Larisch, C. O. Czeschka and F. Cizek became teachers at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts.

1903 president of the Vienna Secession, but left in 1905 along with Klimt and his circle. Subsequently several long-term stays in Spain and France.

Foto: Karolinsky-Archive