b. Krefeld (Germany), March 27, 1853, d. Stein an der Donau (Lower Austria), June 13, 1916, painter and illustrator. Studied at the Duesseldorf Academy, worked as an illustrator in Vienna from 1879-1904 after which he moved to Stein. G. was renowned for the depiction of special events, genre-pictures of country-life and paintings of the Wachau area, made numerous designs for wood cuttings.
Literature#H. Kuehnel (ed.), W. G., exhibition catalogue, Krems 1979.