Austrian Art Nouveau : Der Jugenstil
In 1890, Joseph Urban and his brother-in-law Heinrich Lefler founded the Hagenbund. Urban's early work with illustrated books was already inspired by Lefler and it was together that they created what are considered seminal examples of children's book illustration such as the fairytales of Grimm, Andersen and Schiller. Aside from painting and etching, Lefler executed monumental frescoes, notably for the Château of Count Esterhazy at Szant Abraham.
Following the Steps of John Bauer