Joseph Molitor von Muhlfeld, German 1856 - 1890
Little is known about this artist who flourished for only a few short years before his death at the very early age of 34. Born in a castle at Westheim near Augsburg, Germany, Muhlfeld may possibly have received initial art instruction in Augsburg before leaving for Munich. There, in 1875, he began his studies under Professor Wilhelm von Lindenschmit. This instructor took many of his subjects from history or literature and was a strict academic artist and had trained at the state sponsored institutions in Munich, Antwerp and Paris.
Muhlfeld, though highly competent in the rendering of character, initially found his compositions lacking vitality. H
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