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Carl Blechen

Nationality: German

1798 - 1840

At age 24, Blechen left his career in banking to attend the Academy of Arts, Berlin, where he studied under landscape artist Peter Ludwig Lütke. While a student, he traveled to Dresden and was influenced by painters of the German romantic movement, such as Caspar David Friedrich and Johann Christian Clausen Dahl. His journey to Italy in 1828–1829 had a profound effect on his artistic development, marked by a freedom of handling and a sensitivity to the dramatic shifts in light and shadow.

Place of Birth: Cottbus
Place of Death: Berlin

Text written and researched by Michelle Bird National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

Associated paintings in this exhibition

View of the Baltic Coast

77: View of the Baltic Coast

Carl Blechen

Fondation Custodia

View of the Colosseum in Rome

11: View of the Colosseum in Rome

Carl Blechen

Fondation Custodia

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