FEDOR ALEXIS FLINZER, 1832 – 1911, got his art-education at the kunstakademie in DRESDEN, germany. one of his teachers was the woodcut illustration master LUDWIG RICHTER. FLINZER became a drawing-teacher and wrote a book about art education, what made him quite well known in europe and even in the U.S. he was a typical artist of the BIEDERMEIER and the ROMANTICISM, with traces of JUGENDSTIL in his later work. his favorite illustration subjects were animals, especially cats, what gave him the the nickname – ‘katzen-flinzer’ ( cat-flinzer ). similar to WILHELM VON KAULBACH and GRANDVILLE he specialized in the satirical world of humanized animals. following are some illustrations from the book KOENIG NOBEL, published 1886.
© fedor flinzer / heyne verlag