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Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel was born in 1881 in Wundsiedel near the
Fichtel Mountains, Austria. He built a reputation as a painter of animal
paintings. He was educated at the Munich Academy of Applied Arts, then
moved to Rome with his brother in 1897 and made a living selling his
drawings. He was educated in church painting at the Tanzenberg monastery
near Klagenfurt, Austria.
He moved to Vienna in 1988, where he studied
painting at the Academy of the Arts. He was engaged by the chocolate
manufacturer Stollwerck around 1900, creating a number of works for
Stollwerck's collectible cards. After spending a number of years in
Vienna and Munich, he returned to the Academy of the Arts in Vienna in
1906 and became an employee of the Wiener Werkstätte.
recognition with his stencil spray technique and achieved worldwide
recognition with his colour woodcuts of animals. Jungnickel was given
Austrian citizenship in 1918, fled during the Second World War and
returned only after 1952. The artist's works are part of the graphic arts collection at the Albertina, Vienna.
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