Hollaender studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin; in 1868 he
exhibited his first works there. He moved to Florence in 1870 and became
an Italian citizen in 1872. His was a great love for Italy. Having
arrived in our country after the Caffè Michelangelo had already closed,
he still managed to surround himself with the echoes of the Macchiaioli
school. He preferred to live in seclusion and mostly painted to please
A hard worker and a tireless walker, he was always on the lookout for
ideas worthy of his attention. He constantly participated in the
Florentine Promotrici show for new talent, where he presented portraits,
landscapes, seascapes, and above all, church interiors.
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