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Tony Binder

 (1868 - 1944)
Tony Binder was active/lived in United States, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Egypt.  Tony Binder is known for figure, Oriental genre painting.

Tony Binder

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Tony Binder (1868 Vienna - 1944 Nördlingen).

Studied: Academies in Vienna and Munich.

Binder came in contact with the orientalist painter Camille Boiry before 1890, and in 1890 he embarked on an extended trip to Upper Egypt.  In 1891 he settled in the then famous seaside resort of Cairo, Helwan.  A stay in Istanbul followed in 1894, and in 1895/96 he went to Alexandria and Cairo.  There were several trips to and from Egypt to Italy (including Naples, Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan) until 1901.  During this time he also stayed in Munich and Vienna.  There he married Mary Reiser, with whom he went to live in Alexandria, 1905/06 followed by stays in Greece, a 1911 trip to France (Marseilles, Lyon, Paris) to England (London), 1912 to Rhodes and Istanbul in 1912, and back to Luxor in 1913.

At the outbreak of the first World War, he was in British internment.  Then he turned first to Munich, where he and his wife ran the studio Reiser & Binder.  In 1922 they settled in Dachau, Bavaria.  There were short stays in Alexandria in 1923 and 1925, and later, probably1932/33 and 1938, at the Red Sea and Suez.  

The Egyptian Caliph Abbas II Hilim was said to be a patron and friend of Binder and raised him to the status of a court painter.

Since 1919 he was member of the Munich Artists' Association, later he was a member of the Artists´ Association Dachau.

His numerous travels through the Middle East shaped his work considerably.  Oriental interiors, scenes or landscapes were main motives of his works.  He was also active as a portraitist for members of Egyptian ruling families.  He also painted landscapes of his environs in Bavaria.

Literature: Prof.H.Fuchs " Die Österreichischen Maler", (The Austrian Painters) Vienna, 1975.

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Alte Kunst Vienna

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Tony Binder (b.1868 / d.1944)

Tony Binder was born in Vienna, Austria in 1896.

Binder studied Academics in both Vienna and Munich.  After his studies, Binder did extensive traveling through a number of countries.  During his extended stay in Upper Egypt in 1890, Binder met Camille Boiry an oriental painter.  During this time he lived in a Cairo seaside resort.  In 1894, he lived in Istanbul; however in 1895, Binder returned to Egypt in both Alexandria and Cairo.

From 1894 through 1901, Binder traveled back and forth between Egypt and parts of Italy such as Naples, Rome, Milan, Venice and Milan.  In c.1905, while living in Alexandria he married Mary Reiser.  In 1905 through 1913, Binder traveled to France, Greece, Rhodes, Istanbul and England.

Through his many travels Binder gained inspirations for his works.  Binder painted portraits for ruling families in Egypt.  However, most of his art focused on landscapes and oriental interiors.  Later in his career, he also made watercolors with similar themes.

During the beginning of World War I, Binder returned to Munich where he and his wife ran the Reiser & Binder studio.  Binder was a member of the Munich Artists' Association and the Artists' Association Dachau.

Tony Binder died in Nordlingen in 1944.

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About  Tony Binder

Born:  1868 - Vienna, Austria
Died:   1944 - Nordlingen, Germany
Known for:  figure, Oriental genre painting