Natural scientist-zoologist, illustrator, bookplate, graphic artist artist and printmaker. “Dr. rer. nat” and “Dr. phil.” (Dr. of natural science, Dr. of philosophy). Said to have been born in Berlin but also said to be from Austrian descent. Worked in Vienna (1915) and Munich. He iIllustrated the scientific and popular works* (also the English translated editions) of zoologist and ethologist (study of animal behaviour) professor and Nobelprice winner** (physiology-medicine) Karl “Ritter” von Frisch (1886-1982) son of surgeon and urologist Anton von Frisch (1849-1917).
* “Zehn kleine Hausgenossen” 1955, “Ten little housemates (1960), “Zwölf kleine Hausgenossen” (1976), “Twelve little housemates” (1978), describing common house bugs (flies, fleas etc…). Illustrations also by Walt(h)er Soellner.
** In 1973, aged 87, with Nico Tinbergen (1907-1988) and Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989) for his life long studies into the behaviour of bees.
Known from from a bookplate created for historian prof. Dr. Wolfgang von Franqué son of Prag gynaecologist Otto von Franqué (1867-1937). Also known from etchings and colour woodblock prints. A color woodblock print of a titmouse is created in the style of Martin Erich Philipp. Married 1929 Magdala Matern (? – after 1956), painter and like her husband “Gebrauchsgraphikerin”. Known graphically by one colour etching of a small village square.
Dresslers KHB 1930: both living Munich, Giselastrasse 6. Member RvbK.
While this new gallery-museum site is under construction (being build-up, stocked and arranged) priority must be given to first add all the represented artists in the index with works from the collection and if possible with the examples from the archives.
During construction the site is open to visitors, questions, feedback and suggestions.