Birkmeyer trained as a glass painter with Bernhard Mittermaier in Lauingen and then completed an art degree in Nuremberg . After being seriously wounded in the war in 1870, he was released from the Bavarian army . Birkmeyer recorded his war experiences in his drawings and was also an illustrator of military works and books for young people (e.g. Der Jungherr von Rothenburg ).
- 1891: The guards at the city gate , oil on panel, 20.5 × 27 cm
- Hyacinth Holland : Birkmeyer, Fritz . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 46, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1902, p. 559 f.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German draftsman, painter, glass painter and illustrator|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 13, 1848|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Rothenburg ob der Tauber|
|DATE OF DEATH||4th December 1897|
|Place of death||Munich|