Anton Hlavacek was born on the 7th of May 1842 in Gaudenzdorf, today Vienna. He studied landscape painting at the Vienna Academy under Wilhelm Steinfel. By 1864, he attended the Academy, during this time he befriended with Eugen Jettel and Robert Russ. As a result, several study trips were made to Gastein, which was the inspiration for several mountain landscapes and castle views from the Odenwald. All these pictures show his poetic observation of nature and fine design. In addition, to small-format images Hlavacek painted colossal paintings in the years 1874-1884, including the panorama of Vienna and its surroundings. From 1862 to 1873 Hlavacek was a member of the Vienna Künstlerhaus. In 1906 he found together with the artists Jarl and Kupfer the Austrian Artists Association. Anton Hlavacek died on January 16, 1926 in Vienna.