Anton Altmann

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Anton Altmann (1808–1871) was an Austrian landscape painter.

Life[edit]

Watercolour landscape by Altmann
Watercolour panorama of Salzburg, painted in 1855

Altmann, was born in Vienna on 4 June 1808. His father, also called Anton, and his grandfather Joseph were both painters.[1] He studied from nature, and under the instruction of Mössmer at the Academy. After being instructor in drawing to Count Apponyi in Hungary, he settled in Vienna, and became famous as a landscape painter. He died there in 1871.[2]

Works[edit]

Among his most important works are the following:[2]

  • Cloister of the Convent 'Maria Schein,' in Bohemia. 1838.
  • Forest Scene. 1840.
  • Marshy Landscape. 1846.
  • Evening Landscape. 1847.
  • Spring In a Forest. 1851.
  • The Mill. 1851.

Altmann executed landscapes in water-colour; and also etched from his own designs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andressen, Andressen (1869). Die deutschen Maler-Radirer des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts nach ihren Leben und Werken. 3. Leipzig: Rudolph Weigel. pp. 187– 90. 
  2. ^ a b Bryan & 1886–1889.

Sources[edit]

  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Altmann, Anton". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.