Joseph Nigg (Vienna b. 1782, d.1863) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with Johann Baptist Drechsler. From 1800 to 1843 Nigg worked as a flower painter in a Viennese porcelain factory. Beginning in 1835, he began holding classes in painting at the factory. With the advent of the Biedermeier Era, flower painting became immensely popular including painting on porcelain. At the The Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, Nigg presented a painting on porcelain, thirty inches in height, on behalf of the Viennese factory.
In addition to working in porcelain, Nigg created oil paintings, watercolors, and pastel drawings. His paintings, "Grandmother's Bouquet I" and "Grandmother's Bouquet II" became very popular during his lifetime and have been widely reproduced.