Ferdinand Barth (artist)

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Ferdinand Barth (born November 11, 1842 in Partenkirchen ; † August 30, 1892 there ) was a German sculptor , painter and draftsman .


Apparently coming from simple circles, but versatile, Barth first began with carving and making wooden sculptures. Leaving his homeland, he first went to Nuremberg , where he continued his education with Kreling . Without any means of his own he continued his studies with Ludwig Foltz and Joseph Knabl in Munich , where he found employment in particular as a sculptor in the restoration of the Frauenkirche . There he also made numerous drawings for the Braun & Schneider publishing house and in particular the Fliegende Blätter published by them. At the same time, however, he discovered painting for himself in the Piloty School . Barth developed into an accomplished history and genre painter who, despite the formative impressions from the wars of 1866 and 1870/71, did not advance to a war and battle painter.

Ferdinand Barth said goodbye to painting as early as 1873, and before that he had already distinguished himself with craft designs (boxes, jugs, jewelery, etc.) and was also able to work in this area as a professor at the Royal School of Applied Arts in Munich .

Work (selection)

  • The work of death (25 death dance sheets), 1865, Verlag Braun & Schneider
  • En passant, Sunday afternoon, Paganini in the dungeon , genre painting, 1871 (at Piloty)
  • Choice of Boxes (Merchant of Venice), 1873, historical painting
  • Fairy tale , 1878
  • Nautilus , drawing in the magazine of the Münchener Kunstgewerbe-Verein 1879, Volume 29, Plate 25
  • Painting of the vaulted ceiling of a staircase in the New Munich City Hall , 1887
  • Four pictures in the hall of the congregational college, 1889

As well as templates for the painting of the neo-Gothic hall church Maria Himmelfahrt in Partenkirchen, designed by the architect Matthias Berger .


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