Nude before a mirror, by Richard Geiger(Aust 19th). Painting: 23"x 31" in a frame: 31.25"x 39".(From Wiki)Richard Geiger (born in Vienna in 1870 and died in Budapest Hungary in 1945, was an Austrian painter of Jewish descent. His work includes paintings and genre images , but especially graphics such as illustrations , bookplates and posters . In Vienna, Geiger first attended a drawing school and then studied at the local Academy of Fine Arts , where he was a student of Christian Griepenkerl and August Eisenmenger . At the Academy of Arts in Berlin he studied sculpture with Fritz Klimsch . Here he participated with his portrait busts and sculptures at the exhibitions of the Academy. In Paris, he studied at the AcadÃ©mie Julian and worked in the studio of FranÃ§ois Flameng . Here he mainly painted scenes from the life of the Clochards . From 1893 Geiger worked as a genre painter in Budapest. In Hungary he worked for the publishing house Izidor Kner in Gyomaendrőd . From 1906 Geiger illustrated twenty Hungarian Karl May volumes of the publishing house Athenaeum in Budapest with a total of 104 car types . During the First World War , he worked as an illustrator for the Hungarian weekly Tolnai VilÃ¡glapja . In the 1920s he illustrated countless books  and created bookplates and posters. He also painted portraits, nudes as well as genre pictures and mythological scenes. He became known primarily for his carnival motifs and numerous portraits of Pierretten (female version of a Pierrot ). He won several prizes in graphic competitions and participated in exhibitions in France, Germany and Hungary.