Fischer, August (1854 - 1921)

Artist Description

Copenhagen, 11-03-1854-Copenhagen, 06-06-1921, painter
Nationality: Danish

Apprenticed to a Carver g. Lamberg; dimitt. from Technical. SK. to Kunstakad. KBH. March 1869, opt. Sept. s.å.; AFG. as a painter, 1874; endv. a pupil of p. s. Krøyer.

Travel and stay abroad:
Germany 1881; Spain and Italy 1883-84; then regularly on travel, especially to southern Germany and Italy.

Charl. Spring 1874, 1876, 1879-93, 1895-1905, 1919-22; Artist foren. of 18. Nov., 1882, 1921; North. Kunstudst., Cph. 1883, 1888; Raadhusudst., Cph. 1901.

August Fischer is especially known as a painter of architecture. The motives are old, picturesque houses and bypartier, mostly from abroad, URf.eks. Nürnberg, Rothenburg, Venice and Florence. However, he has also painted interiors and landscapes. Furthermore, it is known that watercolors from his hand, URf.eks. from Skodsborg badehotel, and there are a few drawings have been preserved. The younger brother Paul Fischer's good name by the foreign art auctions in the 1980s seems to have spilled on the otherwise generally neglected painter. Photos of Fischer was offered on English auction in the 1980s.




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