Josef Lauer - important Austrian still life and flower painter of Vienna biedermeier school of 19 century. He was the student of Vienna Art Academy under Sebastian Wegmayr, Joseph Mössmer, Thomas Ender and Franz Steinfeld. He exhibited since early years on Exhibitions of Academy to St.Anna and later in the 1860-s - by Vienna Artist Union. Since 1861 - member of this union. Lauer is the last renown representative of Vienna Biedermeier Epoche, he developed and continued the tradition of Drechsler still life school .