b. Vienna, Aug. 18, 1805, d. Vienna, May 4, 1845. Genre painter, portraitist and painter of historical scenes, son of Viennese furniture maker Joseph Ulrich Danhauser; studied at Vienna Academy under J. P. Krafft, then ran his father's furniture workshop from 1829 to 1831, when he passed it on to his brothers; continued designing furniture and made significant contributions to Viennese style in the pre-revolutionary period; from 1930s concentrated on naturalist genre scenes from bourgeois society. Teacher at the Vienna Academy, 1841/42; famous for his moralizing genre paintings containing hidden social criticism, as well as several portraits of other artists.
Literature#J. D., exhibition catalogue, Albertina, Vienna 1983; OeBL; NDB.