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Achenbach, Oswald

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
Achenbach, Oswald

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 2 February 1827, in Düsseldorf; died 1 February 1905, in Düsseldorf.

Painter. Genre scenes, landscapes.

Düsseldorf School.

Like his elder brother Andreas, Oswald Achenbach began his studies at the age of 12 at the art academy of Düsseldorf before going on two years later to complete his artistic education in his brother's studio. He made frequent and extended trips to the Bavarian mountains, Switzerland and northern Italy. After a trip which took him to Rome, Venice and particularly Naples, he returned to settle permanently in Düsseldorf, where he went on to become professor of landscape painting at the academy of art, teaching the aesthetics that had inspired both him and his brother. He exhibited at the London Royal Academy, most notably in 1860....

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