Hans Fronius

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Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius   

Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius   

Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius   

Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius   

Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius   

Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius   

Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius   

Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius   

Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius    Hans Fronius   

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Hans Fronius (1903-1988) was an Austrian painter and illustrator. He was born in Sarajevo, which was then still part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. As a young man he witnessed the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1863-1914), an event that is widely regarded as the trigger for the First World War, and which triggered Fronius is also to make the book Das Attentat von Sarajevo. After the war, the parents of Fronius were forced to move to Graz in the Austrian province of Styria.

From 1922 to 1928, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and from 1930 to 1964 he was a teacher at the Realgymnasium in Furstenfeld and in Perchtoldsdorf near Vienna. He then started a career as a freelance artist. He became famous with the illustrations he made for the works of Franz Kafka and Edgar Allan Poe. His drawings can now be found in several museums around the world.

In 1981, Hans Fronius made a series of 67 illustrations and a series of 15 lithographs for an edition of Der Meister und Margarita by translator Thomas Reschke (1932), published by Styria Verlag in Graz



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