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The industrialist Alois Hofmann was born in Lomnitz, Moravia (Lomnice, Czech Republic) in 1830. His sister died in 1866. one week after having given birth to a son, Richard Beer-Hofmann. Richard was adopted and reared by his uncle and aunt, Alois and Bertha Hofmann. Alois Hofmann died in Vienna in 1907.

The artist Moriz Jung was born in Nikolsburg (now Mikulov, Czech Republic, on October 22, 1885. From 1901 to 1908 he attended the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna, where he was taught by Alfred Roller, Carl Otto Czeschka and Bertold Löffler. He revealed his exceptional talent as an illustrator in woodcuts, linocuts, lithographs and book images and became a member of the Wiener Werkstätte. During his studies he published a book of coloured woodcuts, "Freunden geschnitten und gedruckt von Moriz Jung" (Leipzig and Vienna, 1906), an alphabetical primer in the form of animal pictures, and in 1907 he designed a poster for the Cabaret Fledermaus (Vienna, Hist. Mus.) for the Wiener Werkstätte. Moriz Jung died in battle in World War I in the Carpathian mountains in East Gallicia.

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Jung, Moriz: Alois Hofmann : Portrait of an elderly man, Leo Baeck Institute, 85.21.

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