Emil Strecker

The Art Agency Weinpolter purchases quality paintings by Emil Strecker. Detailed information about the artist:


Emil Strecker (Dresden 1841 - Dürnstein an der Donau 1925)

The genre and landscape painter at first was a disciple of the sculptor Julius Hähnel at the Academy of Dresden. In addition, he studied painting under Ludwig Richter. He was awarded a study trip to Rome and subsequently stayed three more years in Italy where he seriously started painting. After he had left Italy, he studied painting in Vienna and Düsseldorf under Heinrich von Angeli and Wilhelm Sohn. 

Emil Strecker moved to Vienna at the beginning of the 1880s. As a member of the Vienna "Künstlerhaus" he regulary exhibited there, for instance at the annual exhibition of Vienna in 1895 where, for the first time, his Wachau paintings were shown. 

From 1900 on Emil Strecker was a member of the Hagenbund and in 1919 he founded the artists' association "Wachauer Künstlerbund". He eventually settled in Duernstein, near the Danube. First exclusively a genre painter, Emil Strecker was very successful with his paintings mainly depicting peasant life. Among his buyers was the Austrian imperial family who almost yearly acquired works of his. However, he reached his artistic climax with his later works: influenced by impressionism, Emil Strecker transformed into a landscape painter and became a model for many young artists such as Siegfried Stoitzner. The landscape and architecture of Duernstein often are the models of his colourful Wachau paintings.


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