Where was Franz Bauer born?
Born Franz Bauer on 14 March 1758 in Feldsberg in Lower Austria (now Valtice in the Czech Republic). His father was the Court Painter and died when his three children were infants.
What did Francis Bauer do?
For 40 years, Francis Bauer illustrated the newly discovered plants from around the world that were introduced to England via Kew, where they were grown and studied for the first time in a scientific manner. His early preference was to complete all illustrations using watercolour wash alone.
What is the difference between Franz and Ferdinand Bauer’s paintings?
Bauer’s plant paintings are of outstanding beauty and scientific accuracy. From the beginning he tended to use a pure wash, whereas his brother Ferdinand relied more on body color; yet much of Ferdinand’s later work is indistinguishable from that of Franz.