Franz von Stuck_February 23, 1863_August 30, 1928_was a German painter, sculptor, printmaker, and architect. Born at Tettenweis near Passau, Franz displayed an affinity for drawing early on. He attended the Munich Academy from 1881 to 1885, and in 1895, he began teaching painting at the Academy as a Royal Professor.
He was well respected among young artists as a Professor at the Munich Academy, his students over the years included Paul Klee, Hans Purrmann, Wassily Kandinsky, Alf Bayrle, and Joseph Albers. One could easily credit him with bridging the Munich Academy into the modern era.