List of Artists → Johann Wilhelm Schirmer
Johann Wilhelm Schirmer (Jülich 1807 - Karlsruhe 1863) - Artist
One of the most important German landscape painters of the 19th century. S. first learned his father's trade as a bookbinder and from 1825 studied painting at the Düsseldorf Academy under F. W. von Schadow. He traveled through Italy and southern France before becoming a teacher at the Düsseldorf Academy in 1840. In 1854 he took over the position of director of the newly founded art school in Karlsruhe. Schirmer's art mediates between Romanticism and Naturalism. Mus.: Berlin (Nat.-Gal.), Munich (Neue Pinakothek), Cologne (Wallraf-Richartz-Mus.), Frankfurt (Städel), Essen (Folkwang-Mus.), Karlsruhe, Hamburg, Dresden a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker.