Joseph Jost biography:
The Vienna-born Joseph Jost initially taught himself, especially by copying old masters. In 1908 he exhibited at the Künstlerhaus for the first time a painting entitled ‘The law of death’, other exhibitions followed. 1914 Jost was accepted in the master class of the genre painter Franz Rumpler at the Vienna Academy. During World War II he portrayed as a war painter many high-ranking military personnel, but later devoted himself mainly to the still life. Flowers were his favorite subject, their materiality he could play brilliantly.