Arno Erwin Hendel learned the art of violin making in Markneukirchen. During World War I, he was a POW in France, eventually working in a French violin shop after the war. There, he learned the French style of violin making, in the manner of Vuillaume and Lupot. Before returning to Germany, he worked as a maker in Budapest, Breslau (Wroclaw), and Vienna, eventually returning to Markneukirchen to establish his shop in 1921. His style reflects a blending of both Markneukirchen and Mirecourt approaches.
Violin # F1 S5248A