Gabriel Decker

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Gabriel Decker (born August 25, 1821 in Pest , † August 26, 1855 in Vienna ) was an Austrian portrait painter and lithographer.

Decker was a son of the portrait painter Johann Stephan Decker (1783–1844). Like his brothers Albert Decker (1817–1871) and Georg Decker (1818–1894), he learned portrait painting under the guidance of his father, who also taught him watercolor and miniature painting as well as the art of lithography. He created lithographed portraits of the painters Leopold Pollak , August Riedel , the writers Wolfgang Adolf Gerle and Johann Nepomuk Vogl , the court actress Julie Rettich and many other well-known personalities of Viennese society. He also made portraits in oil and watercolor, as well as miniatures and chalk drawings. He made around 80 lithographs for the catalog Die Meister der Wiener Portraitlithographie . He died at the age of 34.

Many of his works came into private hands.


Web links

Commons : Gabriel Decker  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. The Masters of Viennese Portrait Lithography Directory of lithographic portraits of famous personalities… No. 76 . Gilhofer & Ransburg, Vienna 1906, OCLC 249520918 .