Otto Karl Kirberg

Mother with Children

Material: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 50 x 57,5 cm
Frame: Yes
Certificate: Yes
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Description

Otto Karl Kirberg (1850 Wuppertal – 1925 Düsseldorf)

Mother with Children

Material: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 50 x 57,5 cm
Frame: Yes

About the Artist:

Otto Karl Kirberg (May 16, 1850 in Elberfeld (now a district of Wuppertal); died in may 16, 1926 in Düsseldorf) was a German genre painter of the Düsseldorf School.

At the age of 19, Kirberg began his studies at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, where he became a student of Oswald Achenbach, among others. He interrupted his studies to take part in the Franco-Prussian War. Later Kirberg became a student in the studio of Wilhelm Sohn, which was located in the “Wunderbau” in Pempelforter Straße. Encouraged and supported by his teacher Sohn, Kirberg left his studio in 1879 and undertook an extended study trip through the Netherlands.

Longer stays in Dutch coastal towns awakened Kirberg’s interest in genre painting. In addition to depicting atmospheric coastal landscapes, Kirberg now increasingly focused on the simple, deprived lives of coastal dwellers. In 1876 he produced Das Opfer der See (The Sacrifice of the Sea), his first major work, which was purchased by the National Gallery in Berlin. At an exhibition the following year, this work was awarded a gold medal.

On his 76th birthday, the painter Otto Kirberg died in Düsseldorf in 1926.