Stations of his career : 1791-1794 Study at the academy of arts in Dresden, 1795-1796 Education journey over Brandenburg, Danzig to Narwa and back over Memel, Berlin to Dresden, 1796-1798 Dresden, 1798 Halle, 1799 Leipzig, 1799 Vienna, 1800 Berlin, 1801 Paris, 1803 Rome
On his way to Rome he falls sick on spot-fever, and though Wilhelm von Humbolt sent him the best doctor
of the town, he died in Rome at 31.05.1803 with 28 years. He was graved at the cemetery near the Cestius-Pyramid.
He left behind in his country, beside all others, his mourning intended Louise Reichardt, which he was
willing to marry after his return. His last known adress was Dresden, Alter Markt 193.
He applied to the portrait-painting and later to the historical-painting. The altar picture of the church of Seitendorf 'Maria Magdalena under the cross' was one of his famous works (1798) and is still findable in the church of Seitendorf (Zatonie/Poland).
In Paris originated a further of his main works 'Orpheus - lament to the god of Hades'. He sent it to the art exhibition of 1803 to Dresden, where it found many approbation. It was last in property of countess Danckelmann in Groß-Peterwitz and is lost, too. In this connection we owe Prof. Dr. Richard Förster from the university of Breslau great thanks. In his book 'Franz Gareis', which was edited 1913 und 1916 in Görlitz, we find his history and an index of the findable works of the art-painters Franz and Anton Gareis. (Some mistakes in the genealogic attach of the birthdates of the six brothers may we excuse here.) Since this list was builded before the war, might some works lost as robbed art.
The Dresdner Kupferstichkabinett (copperplate-engraving cabinet) got 1996 the 'Pensées de Franz Gareis' back from museum Kiev. The 'Chef de Bataillon au Corps Royal d'Etat-Major' H. B. Guffroy was so faszinated from Franz Gareis in Paris developed works, that he let reproduce some lithographicaly. So were made the Pensées as 56 stone-prints, which he let hand over 1820 through the saxony cabinet minister and count Einsiedel to the saxony King. This work enclosed a dedication to the King.