Spitzweg, Carl

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Spitzweg, Carl Gender: M
born on 5 February 1808 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Munich, Germany, 48n08, 11e34
Timezone LMT m11e34 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 15°15' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 19°20 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 23°29'

Carl Spitzweg


German romanticist painter and poet. He is considered to be one of the most important artists of the Biedermeier era.

Spitzweg was self-taught as an artist, and began by copying the works of Flemishmasters. He contributed his first work to satiric magazines. Upon receiving an inheritance in 1833, he was able to dedicate himself to painting.

Later, Spitzweg visited European art centers, studying the works of various artists and refining his technique and style; he visitedPrague, Venice, Paris, London, and Belgium. His later paintings and drawings are often humorous genre works. Many of his paintings depict sharply characterized eccentrics. His paintings inspired the musical comedy Das kleine Hofkonzert by Edmund Nick.

He died 23 September 1885, Munich.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist