|PAINTER, WATERCOLOURIST (AUSTRIA)|
BORN 16 Aug 1821, Wien - DIED 13 Feb 1914, Wien|
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 18, Reihe 2, Nummer 66)
Franz von Alt was a son of the painter Jakob Alt. He was educated
by his father and at the Academy of Art in Vienna by Leopold
Kuperwieser and Josef Danhauser.|
From 1844 onwards he worked as an independent artist. He travelled to Tirol and Italy and he also visited St. Petersburg, Moscow, Paris and London. He was a friend of Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach.
Franz Alt painted over 2,700 watercolours and oil paintings. He died in 1914 in Vienna and was buried with his father at the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna.
Father: Alt, Jakob
Brother: Alt, Rudolf, Ritter von