(1859 - 1925)
Fritz Wachenhusen was active/lived in Germany. Fritz Wachenhusen is known for landscape painting.
Friedrich Wachenhusen started studying architecture, but then attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe to study painting from 1881 onwards. In Weimar, he became a student of Theodor Hagen, professor of landscape painting. In 1889 Wachenhusen settled in Berlin, where he studied under Eugen Bracht and eventually worked as head of a drawing and painting school. He became a member of the Association of Berlin artists.
In the 1890s, he spent a lot of time on the Baltic Sea, where he ran a summer painting school together with Paul Müller-Kaempff, and eventually became a co-founder of the Ahrenshoop artists’ colony. Wachenhusen’s oeuvre mainly comprises motifs of the Mecklenburg countryside as well as some forest and animal paintings. Today he remains one of the most important representatives of the Mecklenburg landscape painting of the 20th century. (tfa)