Josef Kriehuber, self-portrait as a Bedouin, lithograph 1852
Kriehuber, Josef, b. Vienna, Dec. 14, 1800, d. Vienna, May 30, 1876, portrait and landscape painter, lithographer. First trained by his brother Johann K., studied at the Vienna Academy under H. Maurer, then moved to Galicia, where he devoted himself to horse painting; lithographer for several Viennese publishing houses, with 3,000 works he was the most important portrait lithographer of the Viennese Biedermeier period. Also noted for his studies of the Prater park. Taught at the Vienna Theresianum academy.
Literature: W. Wurzbach, J. K., Katalog der von ihm lithographierten Porträts, 1902; S. Krasa, J. K., 1987; ÖBL; NDB.