Wien 1870 - 1946 Wien
Alexander Theodor Rothaug was born on the 13th of March 1870 in Vienna. In 1884 he began to learn how to sculpture with Johann Schindler (1822-1893) however, he changed to the Viennese Academy of Arts in 1885 to study painting under August Eisenmenger, Christian Griepenkerl, and Franz Rumpler. The Oriental painter Leopold Carl Müller, who taught Alexander Rothaug until his death in 1892, had an important influence on him as a teacher.
In 1892, Alexander moved to Munich, where he worked as an illustrator for the humorous magazine The Flying Leaves. He undertook study trips to Dalmatia, Italy, and Rügen. In May 1910 he became a member of the Cooperative of Fine Artists of Vienna. Rothaug's paintings were monumental in his youthful years. Rothaug left an extensive graphic work. Alexander Theodor Rothaug died on the 5th of March 1946 in Vienna.