Gustav Kraus (1804 – 1852)

Gustav Wilhelm Kraus (1804 Passau - Munich 1852; draughtsman, lithographer and publisher in Munich) studied under Wilhelm von Kobell at the academy of arts in Munich. 1836 he founded his own publishing house in Munich. He is well known in Bavaria as a chronicler of the Bavarian life during the reign of Ludwig I. (1825-1848) and became famous for his pictures of traditional costumes and for his views of Bavaria.