was an Austrian
illustrator, and painter best known for his controversial "Tales at the
Dressing Table" portfolio.
Bayros (also Marquis de Bayros) was born on May 28, 1866, in Zagreb, in
present-day Croatia. He may be one of the most fascinating drawers and
designers of fin de siècle Austria. At the age 17, Bayros passed the
entrance exam for the Vienna Academy with Eduard von Engerth. Bayros
mixed in elegant society and soon belonged to the circle of friends of
Johann Straub, whose step daughter Alice he married on 1896. The next
year, Bayros moved to Munich. In 1904, Bayros gave his first exhibition
in Munich, which was a great success. From 1904 until 1908, Bayros
traveled to Paris and Italy for his studies. Returning Vienna, he felt
himself a stranger. The outbreak of the First World War was yet another
setback for Bayros. The artist died on April 2, 1924 from a cerebral
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