Munich School_Johan steffan

Johann Gottfried Steffan_December 13, 1815_June 16, 1905 was one of the most important Swiss Landscape Painters of the 19th century. Steffan traveled to Munich in 1833 where he attended the Academy of Fine Arts under Peter von Cornelius. Influenced by Carl Rottman Peter turned to Landscape. Steffan’s studio became the center of the Swiss artists in Munich. Steffan’s paintings […]

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Post Munich School_Hans Purrmann

Hans Marsilius Purrmann _April 10, 1880_April 17, 1966_After studying with Franz von Stuck at the Munich Academy Hans moved to Paris where he became a friend and student of Henri Matisse whom he set up a painting school with. Typical of Purrmann’s style are colourful, sensitively painted landscapes, still lifes and portraits.

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Munich school_Franz von stuck

Franz von Stuck_February 23, 1863_August 30, 1928_was a German painter, sculptor, printmaker, and architect. Born at Tettenweis near Passau, Franz displayed an affinity for drawing early on. He attended the Munich Academy from 1881 to 1885, and in 1895, he began teaching painting at the Academy as a Royal Professor. He was well respected among young artists as […]

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MUNICH SCHOOL_DIXIE SHELDON

Dixie Selden_February 28, 1868_November 15, 1935. Dixie studied with Frank Duveneck, who was a mentor and significant influence, and William Merritt Chase, who introduced her to Impressionism. Selden painted portraits of Americans and made genre paintings, landscapes, and seascapes from her travels within the country and to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Mexico. She helped found […]

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Munich school_hugo Kauffmann

Hugo Wilhelm Kauffmann_7 August 1844_30 December 1915 Munich School German Painter. He obviously liked to hang out in taverns and certainly seemed to have been influenced by the Dutch Genre Painters notably Franz Hals. Kauffmann is known mainly for his folksy genre paintings, often set in taverns.  Once again these paintings were not highly thought of […]

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MUNICH SCHOOL_ VOLTZ&BRAITH

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 […]

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MUNICH SCHOOL_WILHELM VON DIEZ

Albrecht Christoph Wilhelm von Diez Born 17 January 1839, Bayreut_ Died 25 February 1907, Munich. Wilhelm was a vital member of the Munich School Painters in the 19thc. In 1855, he attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich for a short time under Karl von Piloty.  He was mostly self-taught, which helps to explain […]

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Munich School_POLYCHRONIS LEMBESIS

Polychronis Lembesis was born on 18 December 1848 on the island of Salmina, located near Athens. As a little boy, he spent much time in the monastery of Faneromeni, painting Byzantine icons. He initially studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts and, in 1875, continued his studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Munich. […]

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The Goodall Artistic Legacy

Starting with Edward Goodall 1794-1870, there is a linage of Goodall Artists in England until 1982. Edward Goodall was born near Leeds, Yorkshire, where his Quaker uncle raised him. He went to London in his early teens and began as an apprentice to a printer and learned the art of steel line engraving. He became Edward […]

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19thc french academy_Théodore Ralli

The latter half of the 19thc and first quarter of the 20thc diverse things happening in different parts of the Globe. Here we have a Painter trained in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts French Academic manner which painted things that looked like things. They were primarily recorders of Nature. Painting subjects largely dictated by the government. […]

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