Wilhelm Karl Juncker

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Wilhelm Karl Juncker (* June 28 jul. / July 10, 1820 greg. In Wenden , † 30th April 1901 in Dresden ) was a Baltic German genre, portrait and history painter.

Wilhelm Karl Juncker was born as the son of the butcher Johann Zacharias Juncker.

He initially worked in Wenden as a room painter. From 1843 to 1848 Juncker studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden . After the Dresden May Uprising , he went on a one-year study trip to Antwerp .

Back in Dresden, Wilhelm Karl Junker worked as a freelance portrait painter, where he owned a studio at Waisenhausstrasse 32. Juncker also created history and genre pictures, painted the altarpieces for the churches in Ronneburg in Livonia (1858) and in Linden in Courland (1887). He also provided a number of paintings for the Russian Orthodox Church in Dresden designed by his compatriot Harald Julius von Bosse .

His daughter Käthe Juncker-Streit (* 1858 in Dresden; † 1919 in Novaggio ) was also a painter and, in addition to her father's training, received lessons from Karl Gussow .

Juncker was buried in the Johannisfriedhof in the Tolkewitz district.


Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Juncker, Käthe. In: Friedrich von Boetticher: painter works of the 19th century. Contribution to art history. Volume 1/2, sheets 31–61: Heideck – Mayer, Louis. Ms. v. Boetticher's Verlag, Dresden 1895, p. 629 ( archive.org ).