Oswald

Achenbach

Artistic period 1851 to 1900

Nationality

German

Birth

1827 (Düsseldorf)

Death

1905 (Düsseldorf)

Biography

Oswald Achenbach (* February 2, 1827 in Düsseldorf; † February 1, 1905 in Düsseldorf) was a German painter who is considered a member of the Düsseldorf School of Painting. During his lifetime, the now lesser known artist was one of the most important landscape painters in Europe and influenced the Düsseldorf Art Academy during his teaching career.

His brother was Andreas Achenbach, who was twelve years older and who was also one of the most important German landscape painters of the 19th century. The two brothers were also jokingly called the "A and O of the landscape".