Egon got accepted to Vienna's academy of Fine Arts in 1906 at only the age of sixteen. After finishing school he lived in small towns often getting into trouble with the locals. He preferred the ease of drawing in pencil or crayon and often using water color. In total he made seven lithographs, six etchings, two woodcuts and four rubber cuts. He appreciated printmaking for the money but hated the complexity. At age twenty eight he died of influenza three days after his pregnant wife.