Karl Friedrich Sommer

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Karl Johann Friedrich Sommer (born December 6, 1830 in Lübeck , † January 9, 1867 in Bad Schwartau ) was a German painter from the Düsseldorf School .


Sommer studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy from 1860 to 1863 and was a student of Paul Weber . After a trip to Italy in 1864/65 to Rome , he worked as a genre and landscape painter in Lübeck. Some of his works were in the Lübeck Museum Behnhaus . The art critic Otto Grautoff praised Sommer's drawings and brought him closer to his fellow Düsseldorf student Wilhelm Cordes , but attested his paintings a certain harshness and came to the conclusion:

“In any case, his pictures express a serious and honest striving, a healthy feeling for color values ​​and a sense of nature; in happy moments he created valuable art with these gifts "

- Otto Grautoff : Lübeck. 1908, p. 121.


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Museum Kunstpalast : Artists of the Düsseldorf School of Painting (selection, as of November 2016, kunstpalast.de PDF).
  2. Sommer, Friedrich (Carl Joh. Friedr.) . In: Hans Vollmer (Hrsg.): General lexicon of fine artists from antiquity to the present . Founded by Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker . tape 31 : Siemering – Stephens . EA Seemann, Leipzig 1937, p. 269 .
  3. ^ Lübeck culture and art in the 19th century. In: Otto Grautoff : Lübeck. Klinkhardt and Biermann, Leipzig 1908, p. 121 ( Textarchiv - Internet Archive ).