(1836 - 1904)
Franz Seraph Von Lenbach was active/lived in Germany, Italy. Franz Lenbach is known for portrait and figure painting, teaching.
Lenbach was born at Schrobenhausen, in Bavaria. His father was a mason, and the boy was intended to follow his father's trade or be a builder. With this view he was sent to school at Landsberg, and then to the polytechnic at Augsburg. But after seeing Hofner, the animal painter, executing some studies, he made various attempts at painting, which his father's orders interrupted. However, when he had seen the galleries of Augsburg and Munich, he finally obtained his father's permission to become an artist, and worked for a short time in the studio of Albert Grafle, the painter; after this he devoted much time to copying.
Thus he was already accomplished in technique when he became the pupil of Karl von Piloty, with wh ... Displaying 750 of 2052 characters.