Oswald Gottfried

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Gustav Ludwig Oswald Gottfried (born March 27, 1869 in Leipzig , † August 19, 1949 in Munich ) was a German landscape and portrait painter .


The eldest son of the businessman and owner of the Leipzig sugar factory Sachsenröder & Gottfried , Emil Gustav Gottfried and his wife Anna Melitta, née Zangenberg, attended the royal high school in his hometown from Easter 1880 to Easter 1887 . His father, who had to renounce art, made him an artist . The art academies of Leipzig , Weimar and Munich he settled for landscape and portrait painter train. He was a student of Leopold von Kalckreuth , Carl Frithjof Smith , Carl von Marr and Peter Halm . In 1901 he was represented for the first time with a forest landscape at the art exhibition in the Munich Glass Palace . In 1908 three of his landscapes were shown at the Great Art Exhibition in Berlin . He became known as a painter of the Upper Bavarian lake and river landscape.

The portrait exhibition of the Leipziger Kunstverein in 1916 showed his portraits for the first time , some of which were also published in the magazine Jugend .


  • Ulrich Thieme, Felix Becker: General Lexicon of the Visual Artists . Vol. 14, Leipzig 1921, p. 346.
  • Georg Hirth (Hrsg.): Three thousand art sheets of the Munich "youth". Selected from the years 1896-1909, with a list of biographical artists . Verlag der Jugend, Munich 1908, Fig. 968f.
  • Lorenz Josef Reitmeier: Dachau, the famous painter's place. Art and testimony from 1200 years of history, presented in twelve topics with additions to the trilogy "Dachau, Views from Twelve Centuries" and a Dachau artist list . Süddeutscher Verlag, Munich 1990.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Paul W. List: Annual rings. From the life of a publisher , List, Munich 1982, p. 28