Joseph Maria Olbrich
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Olbrich was born in Opava. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and won several prizes. In 1893, he started working for Otto Wagner and probably did the detailed construction for most of Wagner's Wiener Stadtbahn (Metropolitan Railway) buildings
His further works include:
- Residence for Hermann Bahr, Vienna
- Hochzeitsturm and other buildings at Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt
- Department store for Leonhard Tietz at Düsseldorf
Olbrich died at the age of 40 from Leukemia in Düsseldorf.