|Birthname||Christian Carl Offterdinger|
|born on||8 January 1829 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )|
|Place||Stuttgart, Germany, 48n46, 9e11|
|Timezone||LMT m9e11 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||17°35' 21°02 Asc. 04°21'|
German figure and genre painter and illustrator, some of whose illustrations are now included in the Boston Harbor Museum.
Offterdinger was a student of Heinrich von Rustige. In the second half of the 19th century, Offterdinger illustrated numerous children's books, fairy tales, adventure stories, and broadsheets.
Offterdinger is particularly known for his paintings with scenes from fairy tales and illustrations of literary works such as The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Till Eulenspiegel, Robinson Crusoe, fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, the Leatherstocking Tales, and Gulliver's Travels. In 1874, he illustrated the first edition of Theodor Storm's novella Pole Poppenspäler in the journal German youth.
Heinrich Leutemann and Carl Offterdinger illustrated a German fairytale collection, Mein erstes Märchenbuch (My first Fairytale Book), published at the end of the 19th century.
Carl Offterdinger died on 12 January 1889 in Stuttgart at age 60.
Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran Church birth and baptism registry entry (1829, page 159, no. 4).
- Vocation : Art : Commercial artist
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist