Gottfried Lindauer (1839-1926). His Czech name as Bohumír Lindauer. Lindauer was born in of Plzeň (Pilsen), Western Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now part of the Czech Republic). To avoid being drafted to the Austrian military service he left for Germany and in 1874 boarded a boat to New Zealand. Many prominent Māori chiefs commissioned his work, which accurately records their facial tattoos, clothing, ornaments and weapons.