Mollinger, Alexander

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Name
Mollinger, Alexander Gender: M
Godari Alexander Gerrit Philip Mollinger
born on 8 March 1836 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Utrecht, Netherlands, 52n06, 5e07
Timezone LMT m5e07 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 17°30' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 16°16 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 28°02'



Alexander Mollinger (portrait by Frederik Hendrik Weissenbruch, circa 1860)

Biography

Dutch landscape and genre painter. Although he signed his paintings "A. Mollinger", some sources refer to him as Gerrit Mollinger.

His father was an infantry officer. He began his studies at the municipal art school and was apprenticed to Willem Benedictus Stoof (1816-1900), a local genre artist. Later, he worked with his brother Louis (1825-1860), who had already established himself as a portrait painter. For two years, beginning in 1856, he took lessons from Willem Roelofs in Brussels. In 1860, he became a member of Arti et Amicitiae.

He eventually decided to focus on landscapes with figures, in the style of the Barbizon school. His works were very successful in the British Isles; winning awards at the 1862 International Exhibition in London and the Edinburgh Exposition of 1866.

Shortly after the latter event, the Scottish painter Sir George Reid visited Utrecht to take lessons from him and introduced Dutch painting styles to Scotland. This, however, was met with disapproval from the Royal Scottish Academy.

By this time, Mollinger was beginning to display the advanced symptoms of tuberculosis, which had been diagnosed the year before. From 1866 to 1867, he lived in Menton, on the French Riviera, seeking a cure, but the disease continued to worsen and he returned to Utrecht, where he died at home on 14 September 1867.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Death by Disease 14 September 1867 (Tuberculosis, age 31)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate no. 337 from the online Utrecht archives: "des nachts ten half een ure" (twelve-thirty at night).

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher