Swiss symbolist painter.
Born: October 16, 1827 in Basel, Switzerland
Died: January 16, 1901 in Fiesole, Italy
Influenced by Romanticism his painting is symbolist with mythological subjects often overlapping with the Pre-Raphaelites. His pictures portray mythological, fantastical figures along classical architecture constructions (often revealing an obsession with death) creating a strange, fantasy world.