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29 05 2018

following I wanna show you in great detail some of my most favorite woodcut illustrations, created by LUDWIG RICHTER, 1803 – 1884, probably the most famous illustrator of the german romantic ‘biedermeier’ era. you can find a lot more information about him and his art technique in earlier posts here and here.


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hermann vogel

16 03 2014

I would like to introduce you to a german childrenbook illustrator that is not too well known today, HERMANN VOGEL, 1854 – 1921. he grew up in saxony and studied at the art academy in dresden. VOGEL’s illustrations are in the tradition of german ROMANTICISM, and their best known artists – LUDWIG RICHTER, MORITZ VON SCHWIND and CARL SPITZWEG. ALBERT HURTER introduced these artists and their illustration style to the disney studio and they influenced very much the look of the first animated feature films.

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the painter poet

2 09 2012

that’s what CARL SPITZWEG was called, he lived from 1808 – 1885 in munich, germany, where he portrayed the daily life in humorous scenes, painted cartoons. you can read more about him in my earlier post from january 6, 2009. below some more of his artwork










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ludwig richter

4 08 2011

a while ago I posted some woodcuts of the german painter and etcher ADRIAN LUDWIG RICHTER, 1803 – 1884. he was very popular in his lifetime and is probably the most typical german illustrator of the romantic era. here now some of his paintings. you might notice how much his work influenced the art directors and background artists of the early disney films but as well later the style of SLEEPING BEAUTY.




© ludwig richter





king nobel

3 11 2009

FEDOR ALEXIS FLINZER, 1832 – 1911, got his art-education at the kunstakademie in DRESDEN, germany. one of his teachers was the woodcut illustration master LUDWIG RICHTER. FLINZER became a drawing-teacher and wrote a book about art education, what made him quite well known in europe and even in the U.S. he was a typical artist of the BIEDERMEIER and the ROMANTICISM, with traces of JUGENDSTIL in his later work. his favorite illustration subjects were animals, especially cats, what gave him the the nickname – ‘katzen-flinzer’ ( cat-flinzer ). similar to WILHELM VON KAULBACH and GRANDVILLE he specialized in the satirical world of humanized animals. following are some illustrations from the book KOENIG NOBEL, published 1886.

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