1751 – 1818
Fuger was born in Heilbronn, Wurttemberg. He is known as an historical painter. He traveled and spent some time in Italy and painted frescoes in the Palazzo Caserta. On his return to Vienna he was appointed court painter, professor and vice director of the Academy. In 1806 he became the director of the Belvedere Gallery.
Among his historical paintings are “The Farewell of Coriolanus,” “Allegory on Peace” and “Bathsheba;” among his portraits are those of Emperor Joseph II and Queen Caroline of Naples. He painted in the classic style and David and Mengs, and was inclined to be theatrical.