Füger Medal

Füger, Friedrich Heinrich, * 8 12. 1751 Heilbronn (Germany), † 5 11. 1818 Vienna, painter
Since 1774 in Vienna, sponsored by the imperial court, study visits in Rome and Naples. 1795 Director of the Academy,
from 1806 director of the Imperial Art Gallery in Vienna. Preferred portrait and miniature painter of the Austrian aristocracy
and history painter. Under the influence of A.R. Mengs forerunner of classicism in Austria.
He donated the medal named after him, wich is annually awarded by the Professors College of the Academy
of Fine Arts, Vienna, for the best graphic works.