Carlos Schwabe (1866-1926) was a German Symbolist painter and printmaker. Schwabe was born in Altona, Holstein, and relocated to Geneva, Switzerland at an early age. After studying art in Geneva, he relocated to Paris where he became acquainted with Symbolist artists. His paintings typically featured mythological and allegorical themes; he was also much in demand as a book illustrator. Before 1900, Schwabe’s paintings were more individual and experimental, indicating the idealism of the Symbolists; conventional, allegorical scenes from nature became more prominent in his later work.