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Born in Düsseldorf, he received his art education from his brother, Andreas Achenbach. His landscapes generally dwell on the rich and glowing effects of color which drew him to the Bay of Naples and the neighborhood of Rome. He also painted in the Bavarian Alps and Switzerland. From 1863 to 1872, he was professor of landscape painting at the Düsseldorf School. His conception of nature was more ideal than that of his brother. Achenbach attempted to convey social problems through his paintings. He died in Düsseldorf of an inflammation of the lungs. He is represented at most of the important German galleries of modern art, and many of his pictures are in the United States.
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- New York Times obituary. February 2, 1905.
- "Achenbach, Oswald". New International Encyclopedia. 1905.
- Ralf Kern: Oswald Achenbach: Ein Düsseldorfer malt Italien. LIT Verlag, Münster 2009, ISBN 978-3-643-10081-8
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Achenbach, Andreas". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press
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