LUDWIG VON LOEFFTZ
The history, genre and landscape painter Ludwig von Loefftz, born in Darmstadt in 1845, first studied in Nürnberg, then he became a student of Diez at the Munich Academy in 1870. Four years later he began teaching, and by 1880, he was a full professor, then director between 1893 and 1899. Loefftz had his own private school by 1876 and he also took over Diez's American students, one of whom was Charles F. Ulrich (1858-1908). John H. Twachtman studied under him between 1875 and 1877.
The style of Loefftz recalls Ribera and Velázquez, and the German painter also applied realism to religious subjects, such as his strikingly naturalistic Lamentation (1883; Bayerische Staatsgemäldesamm
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