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Caspar David Friedrich
1774-1840

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A melancholy man he was the best know German Romantic Landscape painter. He spent most of his life in Dresden, studied at the Copenhagen Academy, but never again travelled outside Germany. His paintings are rich in symbolism and spiritual in character.

Related Artists: Albert BIERSTADT, Frederic CHURCH, Cozens, John NASH, William TURNER/

KEY WORKS
The Cross in the Mountains
1808: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Monk by the Shore 1810: National Gallery Berlin
Winter Landscape 1811: NATIONAL GALLERY -in London
Wreck of the Hope 1824: Kunsthalle Hamburg
The Cross in the Mountains 1808 - Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister Dresden
Monastery in the Oak Forest 1809 - National galerie SMPK Berlin
Wanderers over the Sea of Fog c1818 - Kunsthalle Hamburg
The Stages of Life 1834 - Museum der Bildenden Kunste Leipzig