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Dücker, Eugen

Sergey Kuznetsov

in Oxford Art Online

Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI:

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[Dyukker, Yevgeny (Eduardovich)]

(b Kuresaare, Saaremaa Island, Feb 10, 1841; d Düsseldorf, Dec 6, 1916).

Estonian painter. His first teacher was Friedrich Stern (1812–89) in Arensburg, and he subsequently studied at the St Petersburg Academy of Arts under Sokrat Vorob’yov (1827–88). In 1862 he was awarded a gold medal for Oak Trees near Reval (Moscow, Tret’yakov Gal.), in which the academic tradition of landscape painting initiated by 17th-century Dutch artists is closely interwoven with techniques used by members of the Wanderers. In 1863–9 Dücker travelled around Europe visiting Germany, Holland, Belgium and France; he continued to work intensively and was influenced by the Düsseldorf school. He was based in Germany from 1864, but he maintained links with both Estonia and Russia. In 1873 he was appointed a professor in St Petersburg and a year later in Düsseldorf, at the Kunstakademie. He completed commissions from Estonia and exhibited in St Petersburg. In paintings such as Sea Shore (1875) and On the Pärnu River...

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