Eduard Veith (Austrian painter) 1856 - 1925
Eduard Veith was born in Nový Jicín on March 30, 1856. He commenced his training very early at the Vienna School of the Applied Arts, studying under Ferdinand Laufberger, followed by study abroad in Paris, Italy, Belgium and Tunis. Among his works are the curtain and ceiling painting “Homage to Vindobona” and “Crowning of the Poet Raimund” for the Vienna Volkstheater, the ceiling painting in the indoor swimming pool of the Diana Bath and the wall paintings in the Ronacher Theater in Vienna. Veith subsequently won the competition for the Maria Theresiensaal of the new Hofburg Palace and was entrusted with realizing his designs. Further awards followed, including the Reichel Prize. In 1890 he became a member of the Vienna Künstlerhaus. He died in Vienna on March 18, 1925.