|Birth||7 February 1845, Česká Lípa, Česká Lípa District, Liberec Region, Czech Republic|
|Death||21 December 1921, Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany (aged 76 years)|
Anton Robert Leinweber (7 February 1845, Böhmisch Leipa – 21 December 1921, Munich) was a Bohemian German painter and illustrator; known for his Orientalist and Biblical scenes.
His father was a secondary-school teacher. After completing his local education, he went to Prague and Vienna to study engineering, but never completed his courses. While in Vienna, he became a member of the Vienna Academic Fraternity Olympia, but was expelled for unknown reasons in 1864.
After this period, he went to the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, to study painting; followed by studies in Prague and at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, where his principal instructor was Julius Hübner.
He spent many years in North Africa; primarily Tunisia. Together with Philipp Grot Johann and Hermann Vogel, he created illustrations for Grimm's Fairy Tales. He also produced illustrations for a deluxe edition of the Bible.
- Helge Dvorak: Biographisches Lexikon der Deutschen Burschenschaft. Vol. II: Künstler. Winter, Heidelberg 2018, ISBN 978-3-8253-6813-5, pgs.446–447
- Biographical data @ AbART