Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Caspar Friedrich

 (1774 - 1840)
Caspar David Friedrich was active/lived in Germany.  Caspar Friedrich is known for neo-expressionist painting, romantic style.

Biography  
Caspar Friedrich

    FREED-rihk    click to hear


Caspar D. Friedrich was born on September 5, 1774 in a small town called Greifswald, Mecklenburg in Germany on the Baltic Sea.  When he was thirteen years old he fell through the surface of a frozen lake and nearly perished.  His brother saved his life but drowned in the effort.   In 1781 his mother died and a sister ten years later.  His dark deeply religious paintings may reflect these childhood tragedies.   

He attended the Copenhagen Academy in 1794, but he was mainly self-taught. He settled in Dresden.  Eventually, he became a professor at its academy. Friedrich became one of the most typical exponents of German Romantic landscape.  His paintings have the polished brillian  ...  Displaying 750 of 2291 characters.




Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday

About  Caspar Friedrich

Born:  1774 - Greifswald, Germany
Died:   1840
Known for:  neo-expressionist painting, romantic style