The following paper is about the life of the artist Friedrich Mayer-Beck (1907 in Vienna - 1977 in Leoben) an his extensive graphich work, which has not been thoroughly compiled an edited so far.The structure of the text follows the important periods of his life, covering his youth and education, his time in Graz before and during World War II, his difficult position after the Great War, re-positioning in Leoben, his extensive work until retirement an finally the the few productive years until his death.Mayer-Beck received a sound education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 1925 to 1929, where he subsequently visited the master class of Prof. Rudolf Bacher until 1933. After his education he was working as a teacher at several grammar schools (in Austria: Gymnasium), first in Vienna, then in Graz an finally in Leoben.The focus of his artistic work until the end of World War II is on wood-engravings in the style of the "Neue Sachlichkeit" ("new objectivity") as well as book illustrations (a list of these books is included in the appendix).After the war the artist turned his attention toward wood-cuts an reverse glass paintings (in German: "Hinterglasbilder"). His topics are basic questions of the human existence: the meaning of life, pain, suffering and death. He received his inspiration from the bible (Old an New Testament) an works of the world literature, an he developed an individual, calligraphically affected, expressive style.His wood-cuts are comparable and on par to those by Hans Fronius, Switbert Lobisser and Franz Weiß. Graphical works by Mayer-Beck were acquired by the Albertina in Vienna and the Neue Galerie am Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz. Unfortunately they did not reach attention beyond a small circle of aficionados and went largely unnoticed by the larger public, an are therefore faced to sink to oblivion, which this paper tries to prevent.