- Hans von Bartels
Hans von Bartels (
December 25 1856- October 5 1913), German painter, was born in Hamburg, the son of Dr N. F. F. von Bartels, a Russian government official. He studied first under the marine painter R. Hardorifin Hamburg, then under C. Schweitzerin Düsseldorfand C. Oesterleyin Hamburg, and finally at the Berlin School of Art. After travelling extensively, especially in Italy, he settled in Munichin 1885 and was appointed professor of painting in 1891.
An oil painter of great power, he is one of the leading German water-colour painters, mainly of marines and scenes of fishing life, painted with rude vigour and a great display of technical skill. He excels in storm scenes and in depicting the strong, healthy fishing-folk of the northern coasts. He became an honorary member of leading English, German, Dutch, Belgian and Austrian art societies. Among his principal works are:
After being best friends with the Bavarian king he was nobled. His Daughter was a famous sculture and at the age of 16 won a German Prize. His daughter died at the age f 22.
*"Moonlight on the Zuyder Zee"
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