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Born in Vienna 6 August 1806; died in Vienna, 7 January 1890.
Hartinger was an Austrian artist who specialized in still life paintings of fruit and flowers. He was a member of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna from 1843 to 1851 and a pioneer in the field of chromolithography. In his still lifes he often combined traditional with more exotic flowers, reflecting the great upsurge in plant collecting, cultivation and botanical illustration taking place within the artist's lifetime. He died in Vienna.
Endlicher's Paradisus Vindobonensis
To publish the book made in collaboration with Stephan Endlicher and containing handpainted prints of rare and ornamental plants, investors were sought. It took from 1844 to 1860 to publish Hartinger's work in 20 installments, seldom more than one set per year. There are very few complete copies known worldwide. The collections of the Vienna Library and the British Library have complete sets of the book.
Example of his artwork:
Source: Extracted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Hartinger ; http://data.onb.ac.at/nlv_lex/perslex/H/Hartinger_Anton.htm ; http://www.quickiwiki.com/de/Anton_Hartinger
Portrait Photo: Extracted from: http://data.onb.ac.at/nlv_lex/perslex/H/Hartinger_Anton.htm (16/2/2015)