Stuck was not only a painter but an architect, engraver and scuptor as well. After studying in Munich during the 1870s and 1880s he started his career as a magazine illustrator. He began teaching at the Munich Academy in 1895 where his pupils included Klee and Kandinsky.
Franz von Stuck
The original Villa Stuck before the addition of the studio
He designed and built a house for himself and later added a vast studio to it for sculpting although he never actually did any sculpting in it, giving up the medium during the Great War. This house, the Villa Stuck, is now a museum in Munich. Stuck designed every aspect of the house: exterior, interior, furniture, carpets, wall hangings and fixtures and fittings.
Interior of the Villa Stuck
A later version of Sensuality
Stuck is buried next to his American born wife Mary in the influential woodland cemetery the Munich Waldfriedhof which is also, ironically, the resting place for Hitler's filmmaker Leni Reifenstahl.
Stuck's grave in the Waldfriedhof