Schwerdgeburth, Otto

PAINTER (GERMANY)
BORN 5 Mar 1835, Weimar, Thüringen - DIED 22 Dec 1866, Weimar, Thüringen
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Historischer Friedhof (Alter Friedhof, Friedhof vor dem Frauentor), Poseckscher Garten

Otto Schwerdgeburth was the son of the engraver Carl August Schwerdgeburth from his father's second marriage. He was educated by his father and by Friedrich Preller. From 1856 to 1860 he studied at the Academy in Antwerp. From 1860 onwards he worked in Weimar, except for a stay in Rome from 1865 to 1866. He mostly created historical paintings of which few have survived. His style shows the influence of Ferdinand Pauwels (1830-1904).

Work: "Fausts Osterspaziergang" (1864, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum Köln);'"Der Salzburger Protestanten letzter Blick auf die Heimat" (Kunsthalle Bremen);

Images

The grave of Carl August Schwerdgeburth and Otto Schwerdgeburth at the Friedhof vor dem Frauenturm, Weimar.
Picture by Androom (05 Feb 2005)

 

Sources
Otto Schwerdgeburth – Wikipedia


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Published: 25 Nov 2017
Last update: 31 May 2020