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Andreas Achenbach

Andreas Achenbach Andreas Achenbach (September 29, 1815 - April 1, 1910) was a German landscape painter.

Born at Cassel, he began his art education in 1827 in Düsselorf School under Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow at the Düsselorf Academy of Painting. In his early work he followed the pseudo-idealism of the German romantic school, but on removing to Munich in 1835, the stronger influence of Louis Gurlitt turned his talent into new channels, and he became the founder of the German realistic school. Although his landscapes evince too much of his aim at picture-making and lack personal temperament, he is a master of technique, and is historically important as a reformer.

A number of his finest works are to be found at the Berlin National Gallery, the New Pinakothek in Munich, and the galleries at Dresden, Darmstadt, Cologne, Düsselorf, Leipzig and Hamburg.

He died in Düsselorf

His brother, Oswald Achenbach (1827-1905), was also a painter.


Andreas Achenbach was a German painter. He was born in 1815 at Cassel and died in 1910. Educated at St Petersburg, he travelled extensively in the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Italy, where he produced many watercolours. His paintings of the North Sea coasts of Europe had a considerable influence in Germany, and he was regarded as the father of 19th-century German landscape painting.

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Landscape with Stream

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