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Otto Greiner

1869 Leipzig – 1916 Munich

Together with Adolph von Menzel and Max Klinger, the painter and graphic artist Otto Greiner was undoubtedly one of the outstanding German draughtsmen of the last decades of the 19th century. In 1891 Greiner, who had initially trained as a lithographer and draughtsman in Leipzig, went to Florence and Rome, where he met Max Klinger, whose example was to exert a decisive influence on his further artistic development. In 1898 Greiner moved to Rome, where he was to remain for a longer period while still maintaining close, friendly relations with his older friend and artistic mentor, Klinger.