Anton Emanuel Peschka was born on the 21st of February 1885 in Vienna. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with Christian Griepenkerl where Egon Schiele was his friend and fellow student. In 1914 he married Schiele's sister Gertrude. Peschka presented in 1910 and 1919 at the Vienna Künstlerhaus and was from 1922 to 1935 a member of the Hagenbund. Peschka painted mainly nudes and landscapes. His works were strongly influenced by Schiele. Anton Emanuel Peschka died on September 9, 1940 in Vienna.