Karl Gussow

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Prof. Karl Gussow
Villa Gussow on Ulmenstrasse in Berlin (1885)

Karl Gussow , also Carl Gussow (born February 25, 1843 in Havelberg , † March 27, 1907 in Pasing ), was a German painter and university professor .

Gussow studied painting at the Grand Ducal Saxon Art School in Weimar . He then worked in Italy and Weimar , where he joined Arthur von Ramberg . In the 1870s he accepted the call to the Grand Ducal Baden Art School in Karlsruhe . From 1876 to around 1880/81 he was a professor at the Royal Academy of Arts in Berlin . In 1883 he then taught in Munich.

Karl Gussow was one of the realists . He was known for having particularly short brushes bound and using them to produce very special glazes . The Gussow brush is named after him.

Works (excerpt)

  • 1872: The White Rose
  • 1878: Portrait of Hedwig Woworsky, b. Heckmann (Old National Gallery, Berlin)
  • 1880: provincial charm




  • Gussow, Karl . In: Hermann Alexander Müller : Biographical Artist Lexicon. The most famous contemporaries in the field of fine arts of all countries with details of their works . Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig 1882, p. 227.

Web links

Commons : Karl Gussow  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Roland Berbig (Ed.): Fontane as a biographer. De Gruyter, Berlin, New York 2010 (writings of the Theodor Fontane Society. 7) , ISBN 978-3-11-022478-8 , p. 3769.
  2. Portrait of Mrs. Hedwig Woworsky, geb. Heckmann , accessed again on December 13, 2012
  3. ^ A pupil of Karl Gussow in Weimar in 1873
  4. ^ Tscheuschner, Marie or Tscheuschner-Cucuel, born May 28, 1867, in Hanover. A pupil of W. Sohn in Düsseldorf and C. Gussow in Berlin, Marie Tscheuschner exhibited in Berlin from 1890 , in Benezit Dictionary of Artists, on oxfordartonline.com, accessed on February 23, 2020