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Klimsch family

S. Träger and Sibylle Einholz

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T046884

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German family of artists. Ferdinand Karl Klimsch (1812–90) was a painter and printmaker. Of his sons, (1) Eugen Johann Georg Klimsch was a painter, printmaker and illustrator, Karl Ferdinand Klimsch (1841–1926) was a lithographer and landscape painter, and Ludwig Klimsch (1852–74) was a painter. Of Eugen’s sons, (2) Fritz Klimsch was a sculptor, Karl Klimsch (1867–1936) was a portrait and figure painter and printmaker, and Paul Klimsch (1868–1917) was a landscape and animal painter as well as an illustrator.

(b Frankfurt am Main, Nov 29, 1839; d Frankfurt am Main, July 9, 1896).

Painter, printmaker and illustrator. He received his first training from his father, Ferdinand Karl Klimsch. He was a pupil at the Höheren Gewerbeschule (1852–5) and the Städelsches Kunstinstitut (1855–9), both in Frankfurt am Main, and at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich (...

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Subjects: Graphic Design and Typography ; Painting ; Prints and Printmaking ; Book Arts and Illustration ; 19th-Century Art ; 20th-Century Art

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