Friedrich Kraus (artist)
life and work
Kraus attended the high school in Königsberg and began his artistic studies at the academy there in around the 19th year. He later studied in Berlin and stayed in Paris from 1852 to 1854 , where he visited Thomas Couture's atelier . The following year he is in Rome and then moves to Berlin. He preferred to depict the contemporary life of the higher classes, especially that of women, in genre pictures .
His pictures are felt to be empathetic and lovable and, depending on the subject, sometimes wider and stronger, sometimes carried out with elegant cleanliness.
His most famous works are:
- The new robe
- City news,
- Mayor Six's visit to Rembrandt ,
- Titian and his lover,
- Morning round,
- The nursery,
- In the boudoir,
- The awakening bacchante.
He also painted numerous elegant portraits (Count and Countess Lehndorff) and was elected a member of the Academy of Arts in 1885 .
- Lukas Fuchsgruber: Kraus, Friedrich In: Savoy, Bénédicte and Nerlich, France (ed.): Paris apprenticeship years. A lexicon for training German painters in the French capital. Volume 2: 1844-1870. Berlin / Boston 2015.
- Hans-Jürgen Mende: Lexicon of Berlin tombs . Haude & Spener, Berlin 2006. p. 304.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German painter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 27, 1826|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Gut Krottingen near Memel|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 28, 1894|
|Place of death||Berlin|