Eduard Grützner (1846-1925), later known as Eduard Theodor Ritter von Grützner, was born in Neisse, the son of peasants. He was the youngest of seven children of the poor family. The village priest early recognized Eduard’s talent and enabled the boy to attend high school (Gymnasium). Later, Grützner came to Munich and attended the Herman Dyck school of arts and crafts. From 1865 he studied in Munich under Piloty and Anschütz. He became famous for his paintings of convivial monks, citizens, and hunters.