Eugen Krüger (1832 Altona - 1876 Düsternbrook)
Mountain Stream with a Hunter and Dachshund
Material: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 78,5 x 61,5 cm
Eugen Krüger was a German lithographer, landscape and animal painter. Krüger studied lithography in Altona and Vienna with the lithographer F. J. Sandmann before turning to his major landscape painting. Many travel trips took him to England, Scotland, France, Italy and Switzerland. In 1852 he was a student of his uncle Louis Gurlitt, with whom he undertook a study trip in 1853. Even the Hamburg lithographer Wilhelm Heuer is said to have heard his teachers. From the year 1853 – during the study trip with Gurlitt originated – a woodcut of the Kunigund church in Dürnstein is handed down. After further studies in 1853 in Dusseldorf with his friend Adolf Schreyer and Teutwart Schmitson left Krüger in the late 1850s in Hamburg. Because of Kruger’s early death, the base is narrow. To his memorial an Eugen Kruger Exhibition - with mostly privately owned works - took place at the Kunsthalle Hamburg.
Works in Museums
Several Works of Eugen Krüger are in museums in north Germany. In Flensburg at the Museumsberg Flensburg, Collection of the Hans-Christiansen Haus - and at the Kunsthalle zu Kiel. Eugen Krüger was a member of the Hamburg Artists Association of 1832.