Achenbach, Andreas

PAINTER (GERMANY)
BORN 29 Sep 1815, Kassel - DIED 1 Apr 1910, Düsseldorf
GRAVE LOCATION Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Nordfriedhof, Danziger Strasse (Feld 50, Grab 5 a-d)

Son of Hermann Achenbach, who worked as a brewer and as a bookkeeper. Andreas started his studies at the Academy in Düsseldorf under Wilhelm von Schadow in 1827. In 1829 he took part in an exhibition and he immediately sold a painting. More sales followed and in 1832/1833 he travelled with his father to the Netherlands and Riga. He studied the Dutch painters and also received lessons from J.W. Schirmer. In 1835 he moved to Munich where he was influenced by Louis Gurlitt and he became one of the founders of German realism.

In1835 he travelled to Denmark, Norway and Sweden and in from 1843 to 1845 he lived in Italy. In 1846 he returned to Düsseldorf where he was important as a painter and as a teacher. He was much praised for his technique. Andreas received the Légion d'honneur and became a honourary citizen of Düsseldorf in 1885. He died there in 1910. His younger brother Osward was also a well known painter.

Related persons
• was pupil to Schadow-Godenhaus, Wilhelm Friedrich von

Sources
Internet
Nordfriedhof (Düsseldorf) – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Andreas Achenbach at the Nordfriedhof in Düsseldorf.
Picture by Androom (04 Nov 2005)

 


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Published: 22 Jan 2012
Last update: 22 Jan 2012