Claimed to be the only Austrian Impressionist, he didn’t start painting full-time until he was 43, and died twelve years later. Here are some superb paintings.
Unusual landscapes, from Barbizon through Impressionist to Symbolist. She died suddenly at the age of only 47, and is now being rediscovered.
He made friends with Rubens, who helped him improve his narrative painting, and them travelled to Italy, where he painted the first plein air oil sketches in European art.
Gretchen and Faust become lovers, but her mother dies as a result of Faust’s sleeping potion, and he kills her brother in a sword-fight.
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He continued with extraordinary detailed fantasies of birds and flowers, and developed drawings in silverpoint with crayon.
He developed near-Surrealist fantasies apparently inspired by Hieronymus Bosch, and the Cubist ‘Brooklyn Bridge’, his best-known work.
A student of William Merritt Chase around 1900, he was a brilliant draftsman. He initiated American Futurism in 1913, then changed style again.
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Early religious works, including a wonderful Adoration, the famous Waterseller, and three portraits, including Philip IV.