(1804 - 1874)
Theodore Hildebrandt was active/lived in Germany. Theodore Hildebrandt is known for literature and history painting.
Biography Theodore Hildebrandt
Theodor Hildebrandt (1804-1874), German painter, was born at Stettin (Szczecin).
He was a disciple of the painter Schadow, and, on Schadow's appointment to the presidency of a new academy in the Rhenish provinces in 1828, followed that master to Düsseldorf. Hildebrandt began by painting pictures illustrative of Goethe and Shakespeare; but in this form he followed the traditions of the stage rather than the laws of nature. He produced rapidly Faust and Mephistopheles (1824), Faust and Margaret (1825), and Lear and Cordelia (1828). He is associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting.
He visited the Netherlands with Schadow in 1829, and wandered alone in 1830 to Italy; but travel did not alter his style,
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