Carl Spitzweg (1808 – 1885)

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The Poor Poet 1839

Carl Spitzweg was a German romanticist painter and poet. He is considered to be one of the most important representatives of the Biedermeier era. He was born in Unterpfaffenhofen as the second of three sons of Franziska and Simon Spitzweg. His father, a wealthy merchant, had Carl trained as a pharmacist. He took up painting after an illness, and was self-taught, beginning by copying the works of Flemish masters. He contributed his first work to satiric magazines.


The Bookworm1850

Later, Spitzweg visited European art centers, studying the works of various artists and refining his technique and style; he visited Prague, Venice, Paris, London, and Belgium. His later paintings and drawings are often humorous and eccentric portraits. Still wondering about a 19th century German painting in your family collection? Contact us…it could be by Carl Spitzweg.