Thursday, October 4, 2012

Women by Adolf von Menzel (German Realist painter, 1815-1905)



Adolf von Menzel (German Realist painter, 1815-1905) Portrait of Karoline Arnold


Adolf von Menzel (German Realist painter, 1815-1905) Sitting Woman


Adolph Menzel (1815-1905) was the leading German artist of the last half of the 19th century. He exhibited his first drawing at the age of 12. His father ran a lithographic printing works; and by the time he was 14, Menzel was contributing illustrations to publications. Active as a printmaker & a dazzling draftsman throughout his prolific career, he turned to oil painting only after he was 30. When visiting Paris, Menzel associated with other artists there including Edgar Degas. He chronicled  life in Berlin. He was knighted in 1898, and received a state funeral upon his death in 1905.


Adolf von Menzel (German Realist painter, 1815-1905) Memory of Swinem├╝nde 1851


Adolf von Menzel (German Realist painter, 1815-1905) Head of a Girl 1851


Adolf von Menzel (German Realist painter, 1815-1905) 1866


Adolf von Menzel (German Realist painter, 1815-1905) Portrait of a Woman

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