Monday, October 29, 2012

German Painter Otto Franz Scholderer 1834-1902

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Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) Frau Luise Philippine Conradine Steuerwaldt Scholderer am Frühstückstisch 1872-3


Otto Scholderer's portraits are somehow calming. Although he painted landscapes & still lifes of flowers, these are a few of his portraits of women. These are women simply doing what they have to do with no melodrama, but they are thinking about it.


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) Girl Cutting Flowers


Otto Franz Scholderer (1834-1902) was born in Frankfurt am Main. He was the son of Johann Christoph Scholderer and Emilie Kiefhaber.  He studied at the Städel academy of arts 1849-51. Among his teachers was painter Jakob Becker. Scholderer established himself in Städel as a freelance painter. During this period, his friendship with Victor Müller began. Scholderer became his brother-in-law in 1868.


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) The Letter


Müller acquainted Scholderer with the works of Gustave Courbet. Scholderer made several short study trips to Paris between 1857-58, where he became friends with Henri Fantin-Latour & Édouard Manet, who influenced work. Fantin-Latour depicted Scholderer in his picture Studio aux Batignolles.


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) Großes Stilleben mit junger Frau


Beginning in 1858, the 24-year-old Scholderer worked & lived predominantly in Kronberg, where his colleagues included Anton Burger, Peter Burnitz & Louis Eysen.


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) On the Ottoman, Portrait of the artist's wife Luise Philippine Conradine Steuerwaldt


In 1866, Scholderer established himself in Düsseldorf & made friends with Hans Thoma. With Thoma, Scholderer went in 1868 to Paris & returned to Germany only shortly before the outbreak of the French-German War.


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) The Flower Arrangement


Once back in Germany, Scholderer established himself in Munich, renewing his friendship with Wilhelm Leibl & becoming one of the artists of the Leibl-Kreis (Leibl circle).


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) The Artist's Neice Lucy 1899


At the beginning of 1871 he went to London. Otto Franz Scholderer married, at age 38, Luise Philippine Conradine Steuerwaldt, age 34, in 1872 at Roehampton, Wandsworth District, County of Surrey, England. Two years later, they had a son Victor.  The artist worked there till the autumn of 1899, when Scholderer returned to his hometown of Frankfurt, where he died at the age of 68 early in 1902.


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) Gemüseverkäuferin 1880


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) Luise Philippine Conradine Steuerwaldt, the artist's wife 1873


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) Woman Knitting


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) Bildnis der Ehefrau Luise Philippine Conradine Steuerwaldt Scholderer, lesend auf der Ottomane. 1895


Otto Franz Scholder (German artist, 1834-1902) Self Portrait 1861

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