List of Artists → Christian Ruben
German history, landscape a. figure painter, father of Franz Leo R., studied at the academies Düsseldorf a. Munich, among others under P. Cornelius, 1840/41 he was in Rome, in 1841 he became director of the Prague academy, in 1852 he was appointed director of the Vienna academy, he painted frescoes in the Prague Hradschin. Mus.: Munich (Neue Pinakothek), Vienna (Kunsthist. Mus.). Lit.: Boetticher, Thieme-Becker.