Heinrich Kühn was an important Pictorialist and one of the earliest color photographers. His goal was to use photography as a medium for realizing an artistic vision as precisely as in painting.
The Slav Epic cycle is a collection of 20 paintings completed between 1910 and 1928. It is a depiction of the history and mythology of the Slavic people. This painting is third in the cycle, and deals with the early days of Slavic history.
Trude Fleischmann established her career in photography in Vienna, opening her own studio in her 20s. She was known primarily for her work with celebrities from the world of music and theatre. She departed Austria when it was annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938, and successfully resumed her career in New York.