A Prominent member of the 19thc Munich School Painters, Johann Friedrich Voltz, Born 31 October 1817 Died 25 June 1886.
In 1834, he entered the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. While in Munich, Fritz studied the Dutch Masters at the Alte Pinakothek. Works by Carl Spizweg, and Eduard Schleich, caught his attention.
After seeing the works of Paulus Potter, Johann would devote the rest of his career to painting animals.
Johann Voltz is considered one of the great German animal painters along with Voltz is considered one of the great German animal painters along with Anton Braith.
Anton Braith 1836-1905 was also a prominent member of the Munich School and also a Professor at the Academy.
The Painting that came out of the 19thc Munich School and Dutch School for the matter has a great deal more depth and atmosphere the anything that was being done by the French Academy of that era. The French put so much emphasis on the literal that the vast majority of paintings are stitched together objects with little regard for the whole.