Karl Wagner, (1839 – 1923)
Oil on canvas
Karl Ludwig Friedrich Wagner , also Carl Wagner (born May 8, 1839 in Karlsruhe , † August 15, 1923 in Dusseldorf ), was a German painter.
From 1854 to 1864 he was a student with Ludwig Des Coudres at the Art Academy Karlsruhe . Later he settled in Dusseldorf, where he was a member of the artist association Malkasten .
He initially painted historical genre scenes in the strict style of the Des Coudres School, then moved after 1870 on scenes from the Franco-German War , including the meeting of Otto von Bismarck with Napoleon III. Bismarck’s negotiations with Adolphe Thiers and Jules Favre , as well as “Kaiser Wilhelm and his paladins,” which were spread by engraving.
He was also known for his port and fishing motifs, besides he made numerous portraits, such as Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden , the Emperors Wilhelm I and Wilhelm II , Otto von Bismarck and others, with “elegantly representative conception and most painterly through education “.
Wagner’s works are shown, among others, in the Nationalgalerie Berlin , the Barmer Hall of Fame in Wuppertal , the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe and the Rathaus Stolberg .
He was a member of the Dusseldorf Masonic Lodge To the three allies . More on Karl Wagner
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