Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885) was a German romanticist painter, especially of genre subjects. He is considered to be one of the most important artists of the Biedermeier era. Spitzweg was self-taught as an artist, starting out by copying the works of Flemish masters. He later visited European art centres in Prague, Venice, Paris, London, and Belgium studying the works of various artists and refining his technique and style. His later paintings and drawings are often humorous genre works and many of his paintings depict sharply characterized eccentrics.
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