This Art Book with Foreword by Maria Tsaneva contains 95 selected reproductions of paintings from Franz A. Bischoff. Franz A. Bischoff was a highly regarded American artist known primarily for his beautiful China painting, floral paintings and California landscapes. Born in Bomen, Austria, Franz Bischoff became known as "King of the Rose Painters," one of the most respected ceramic decorators of his time. He was also a leading Southern California plein-air landscape painter of the early 20th century. Spending less time with ceramic painting following the start of World War I, Bischoff took up canvas painting. Recognized during his career for use of color and vivid composition, his paintings always displayed reverence for nature. One critic commented that some of his later works flirted with Expressionism and his use of colors were reminiscent of Fauvism.