Oil on canvas reproduced on the cover of 'Bergland' magazine, Issue #12, 1931. Attribution: 'Oil painting by Fritz Jaeger'. Dimensions and whereabouts of the original are unknown.
The cover, as well as a major illustrated article in 'Bergland's' issue #4, 1931, was devoted to the remarkable work of Fritz Jaeger's art students at the 'Realschule' in Vienna's 19th District.
Tempera study of the Cistercian Monastery's gardens at Zwettl, Lower Austria reproduced on 'Bergland's' cover, issue #7, 1930. Dimensions and whereabouts of the original are unknown,
Oil on canvas 1926 (?), reproduced on the cover of 'Bergland's' issue #8, 1928. Dimensions, current whereabouts of the original are unknown. See also (1) 'Mother and Child' under 'Austrian paintings' which shows a photo of the original painting in its buyer's home; and (2) a later acrylic version under 'American Work'.
The first of a three volume educational adventure story by Alois Sonnleitner, whose covers and extensive illustrations were designed by Fritz Jaeger between 1919 and 1920, just after he returned from Italian captivity as a prisoner of war. The books describe the survival of two youngsters cut off from civilization, paralleling human progress from the stone age to modern time, starting in Volume 1 with their life in caves. The trilogy became a classic in German children's literature, was reissued in multiple editions before and after World War II, was made into a German, then an Italian TV series, and is still in print.
In the second volume the youngsters have learned to construct a pile dwelling in an Alpine lake.
In the third and last volume they have progressed to a rough stone house - not too different from poor peasant dwellings.
Sonnleitner's largely autobiographical 'Koja' trilogy describing his and his families' struggles before he became a successful reform pedagogue, naturalist and author was also extensively illustrated by Fritz Jaeger. This first volume, 'Das Haus der Sehnsucht', appeared in 1922.
Describing events leading up to Volume I, this book, illustrated by, now Professor, Fritz Jaeger was published in 1925,
Volume III, completing the account, was also published in 1925, illustrated by Prof. Fritz Jaeger
Another youth novel about humans helping each other, by Alois Sonnleitner illustrated by Prof. Fritz Jaeger, published 1927. The meaning of the title is that even dwarfs can help steer the boat of life...
A travel tale building on the Koja series, illustrated by Prof. Fritz Jaeger and published 1929.
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