DRECHSLER, Johann Baptist
(b. 1756, Wien, d. 1811, Wien)
Austrian flower painter who began his artistic career painting porcelain at the young age of 16. As his talent grew so did his position at the Academy in Vienna. He became Professor and by 1807 he was given the post of Director of Porcelain Design at the Vienna Academy.
Drechsler's flower compositions show the influence of the Dutch still life-painting of the seventeenth and early eighteenth century, in particular that of Jan van Huysum. Works of the painter in oil, dated 1790-1809, are found in museums in Vienna, Weimar, Budapest, Frankfurt, Melk, Prague and St. Petersburg