Banat Fine Artist

Jäger, Stefan

 

Stefan Jäger was born in 1877 to barber Franz Jäger and Magdalena nee Schuller in Tschene, Torontal. At the age of 12 in 1889 he was sent to Wieszners a private boy's school in Temesvar. Four years later he attended the middle school in Szegedin, (1893-95) where he discovered that he liked drawing best.

Jäger's famous
Die Einwanderung der Schwaben
'The immigration of the Swabians'
click photo to enlarge

Stefan Jäger
Short Bio & childhood photos
from the book by Karl-Hans Gross, Stefan Jäger,
Maler seiner heimatlichen Gefilde, @ 1991.  
Contributed by Rosina Schmidt.

     Stefan Jäger was born in 1877 to barber Franz Jäger and Magdalena nee Schuller in Tschene, Torontal. At the age of 12 in 1889 he was sent to Wieszners a private boy's school in Temesvar. Four years later he attended the middle school in Szegedin, (1893-95) where he discovered that he liked drawing best.

     At 18 he attended the art school in Budapest, where he was influenced by the famous painters Professor Ballo, Greguss and Szekely.

     Around that time his father became seriously ill and could not support Stefan financially any longer, he died in 1901. Stefan found a tutoring position with a wealthy family, which enabled him to continue his studies.

     His first commissions were for the Budapest private gallery Almasy, where Jäger's religious motives, still life and landscapes were sought after. The city of Arad, Jazowa, etc. commissioned  Stefan the paintings for their altars.

     At the beginning of the 20th century Jäger was already well known and lucky for the Donauschwaben he settled down in Hatzfeld. He returned to Hatzfeld after the war years of 1914-1918 where he participated as a Landsturmann on the Isonsfront and in Dalmatia.

     In 1930 Grossbetschkerek went out of its way to help Jäger with his first exhibition. By then he was already known as the "Schwabenmaler" (Danube Swabian artist). For his famous Triptych Jäger visited the diverse localities in Germany to see the original folk costumes from where his beloved Danube Swabians originated from.

     Stefan Jäger died in 1962 and is buried in Hatzfeld, besides his mother Magdalena, who passed away in 1927.

The "Stefan Jäger" Memorial House
- is located in Jimbolia / Hatzfeld.

Theiszmann Pitzer, Sister Mary Agnes. Es war einmal. The Yesteryears of the Danube Swabians. The book is in English. 269 pp. including 24 black/white photos by renowned Danube Swabian painter Stefan Jäger. Heimat Publishers

 

Stefan Jäger Art Collection
includes: 2002 Banater Kalendar, 2003 Banater Kalendar & Miscellaneous Paintings


Young Stefan Jäger


Stefan Jäger's birthplace


"Stefan Jäger, Kunstmaler, 1877-1962"
Kunstmaler: fine artist

 


 
 

Latest additions:

GRÜNN, Karl *1855 Perjamosch +1930
Banat Catholic Priest, Poet & Author

KAPPUS, Franz Xaver *1883 Temeschwar +1966
Banat Journalist, Writer & Author
; founder of the Free Democratic Party in Berlin.

KIRCHNER, Rudy *1933-2008 Canada
Banat Historian
, Village Website Pioneer in English

HORWATH-TENZ, Maria *1931 Weißkirchen, + 2007 Banat Death Camp Survivor & Author

 


 

Banat Biographies
 began publication at DVHH.org
17 Nov 2009;
Publisher: Jody McKim Pharr


Last updated: 24 Feb 2012

Bibliography - Sources used for this work

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