1801 Vienna - 1877 Vienna
Joseph Höger, son of an imperial official, came to painting through his acquaintance with Gauermann. Supported by Count Migazzi, he attended the Vienna Academy and studied with Josef Rebell. However, his later father-in-law and brother-in-law Jacob and Friedrich Gauermann had a significant influence on his artistic education. Together they made study trips. From 1850 to 1851 he was a professor at the elementary drawing school of the academy. Höger was primarily a watercolor painter, but later he turned increasingly to oil painting. He successfully participated in the Academy exhibitions and in the exhibitions of the Austrian Art Association.
Nachschlagewerke: Wurzbach, Thieme-Becker, Boetticher