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Feuerbach, Anselm or Anselme

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00063791
Feuerbach, Anselm or Anselme

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 12 August 1829, in Speyer (Rhineland-Palatinate); died 4 January 1880, in Venice.

Painter, draughtsman. History painting, mythological subjects, portraits.

Munich School.

Anselm Feuerbach worked initially in Germany (in Düsseldorf and Munich), then in Amiens (Somme, France), and finally with Thomas Couture in Paris. In 1873 he was appointed as a teacher at the academy in Vienna, a post which he held for only three years. Feuerbach was independent and adventurous, and liked to travel. He cannot be associated with any one school. Some of his works show Couture's influence, while others very closely resemble the techniques of the Belgian masters of the period. During the final years of his life, which he spent in Venice, he tried, almost excessively, to imitate the art of the old masters of the Venetian school....

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