Artist Statement:

“This was my piece for @riskitalljam here in San Antonio, TX. over the past weekend. This is my depiction of the Johann Strauss monument located in Vienna, Austria. Sharing culture, and hopefully inspiring a new generation of music/art lovers to reach further than what they currently know. ️ Located at The Paintyard (500 E. Carolina).”

Johann Strauss II (born Johann Baptist Strauss; 25 October 1825 – 3 June 1899) was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as “The Waltz King”, and was largely responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century.