Wilhelm Ferdinand Souchon
(1825 - 1876)
Wilhelm Ferdinand Souchon was active/lived in Germany. Wilhelm Souchon is known for Portrait and genre painting.
Biography Wilhelm Ferdinand Souchon
Born in Halberstadt, Wilhelm Ferdinand Souchon (1825 -1876) was of Huguenot
descent, and a student of Auguste Remy in Berlin. From 1849 to 1851, he
studied with Hermann Anschütz, Wilhlem von Kaulbach and Moritz von
Schwind in Munich. From 1851 to 1854, he lived in Rome in the circle of
young German artists such as Franz-Dreber and Ludwig Pietsch, studying
primarily the Italian people life.
He frequented the house of the
Prussian Ambassador Count Usedom. Prince William, the future King of
Prussia, bought some Italian genre paintings by Souchon for the
Babelsberg Palace. From 1855 to 1867, he lived in Leipzig and painted
portraits and religious motifs.
In 1867, he settled in Weimar and
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