Alt, Rudolf, Ritter von

PAINTER, LITHOGRAPHER (AUSTRIA)
BORN 28 Aug 1812, Wien - DIED 12 Mar 1905, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 14 A, nummer 52)

Painter of landscapes, city views and other subjects. Studied at the Academy of Vienna with J. Mössmer, who also worked with his father. After 1830 he travelled through the Austrian Empire, Bavaria, Switzerland and Italy. His watercolours are rich in light and atmosphere and he was also an important lithographer. In later years his style grew close to impressionism. He was a founding member of the Wiener Künstlerhaus and in 1897 he became Honourable President of the Wiener Secession. There's a statue of him at the Minoritenplatz, Vienna.

Family
• Father: Alt, Jakob
• Brother: Alt, Franz

Sources
• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien
Österreich-Lexikon, 1998

Images

Rudolf von Alt's grave at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (25 Jan 1999)

 

The statue of Rudolf van Alt at the Minoritenplatz, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (26 Jan 1999)

 

'Der Hafen von Neapel mit Vesuv'.
   (1836, Wien: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere)
 


Althoff, Theodor

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 24 Jun 2007