Rudolf von Alt

The Art Agency Weinpolter purchases quality paintings by Rudolf von Alt. Detailed information about the artist:


Rudolf von Alt (Vienna 1812 - Vienna 1905)

Rudolf von Alt was born on August 28 1812 in Vienna and died here on March 12 1905. He became apprentice to his father and his brother Franz Alt, also a painter. From 1826 on he attended the "Historical School" at Vienna's Academy of Arts. Starting in 1828, Rudolf von Alt travelled, accompanied by his father, frequently within Austria. Later on Rudolf Alt visited Italy, Dalmatia, the so-called Krim, Germany and Belgium.

Rudolf von Alt was elected President of the Vienna Künstlerhaus in 1874. 25 years later, in 1897, he was made Honorary President of the Vienna Secession. He was appointed Professor in 1879 and in 1892 was raised to the peerage as well as made a so-called Freeman of Vienna.

Several Viennese artists such as Emil Jakob Schindler and Ernst Graner were influenced by Rudolf Alt whose main subjects were architecture and landscape painting.


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