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

Albert Samuel Anker

 (1831 - 1910)
Albert Samuel Anker was active/lived in Switzerland, Italy.  Albert Anker is known for portrait, figure, still life and village genre painting, illustration.

Albert Samuel Anker

Albert Samuel Anker (April 1, 1831 - July 16, 1910) was a Swiss painter and illustrator who has been called the "national painter" of Switzerland because of his enduringly popular depictions of 19th-century Swiss village life.

Born in Ins, Switzerland as the son of veterinarian Samuel Anker (then a member of the constituent assembly of the Canton of Bern), Anker attended school in Neuch√Ętel, where he and Auguste Bachelin, later a fellow artist, took early drawing lessons with Louis Wallinger in 1845-48.  In 1849-51, he attended the Gymnasium Kirchenfeld in Bern, graduating with the Matura.  Afterwards, he studied theology, beginning in 1851 in Bern and continuing at the university of Halle, Germany.  But in Germany he   ...  Displaying 750 of 4807 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
Biography photo for Albert Samuel Anker

About  Albert Samuel Anker

Born:  1831 - Ims, Switzerland
Died:   1910
Known for:  portrait, figure, still life and village genre painting, illustration