Andreas Achenbach (1815-1910), Important German 19th century landscape and maritime painter,
was born at Kassel on September 29, 1815. He studied at the Dusseldorf academy with W. Schadow
and J. W. Schirmer. During several journeys to Norway, Sweden and Italy Achenbach developed a
distinctively romantic style of painting emphasizing the relationship between man and nature.
After moving to Munich in 1835, he was influenced by L. Gurlitt and he became the founder of the
German realistic school. He was a master of technique and is historically important as a reformer.
His works may be found at The Berlin National Gallery, The New Pinakothek in Munich, the galleries
at Dresden, Darmstadt, Cologne, Dusseldorf, The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, The
Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York, The Wallace Collection in London, UK, and The National
Gallery Of Norway.