Friedrich von Amerling
Sun Sign: Aries
Died At Age: 83
Born Country: Austria
Born in: Vienna
Famous as: Portrait Painter
Spouse/Ex-: Antonie Kaltenthaler, Emilie Heinrich, Katharina Heissler, Maria Nemetschke
father: Franz Amerling
mother: Theresia Kargl
place of death: Vienna
education: Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
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Friedrich von Amerling was a painter of exceptional forte, widely spatted for his sentimental, simple and pious view of the world in a realistic way in his portrait paintings. One of the biggest exponents of Biedermeier Painting Movement, this 19th century painter contributed humongously to the development of this influential painting style. Born into nobility, this blue-blooded artist exhibited outstanding skills so far his clarity of contour and rich coloration was concerned. In that way, his painting style, to a certain extent, was inspired by that of Ingres. In other words, he was the most outstanding Austrian portrait painters of the 19th century. Apart from being a portrait painter, he also showed great skill in painting historic, genre, and landscape paintings. Amerling, besides being a painter, was also a teacher who taught Hungarian painter József Borsos. He mainly worked for aristocracy. He is still remembered as a legendary painter of the 19th century. Read the biography of Friedrich von Amerling to know about his life in detail.
FRIEDRICH VON AMERLING TIMELINE
Friedrich von Amerling was born on 14 April in Vienna.
He studied at the Academy of the Arts in Vienna.
He studied at the Academy in Prague.
He stayed in London.
He went to live in London. He served the Austrian court, the aristocrat and the middle class.
He received the Reichel Prize of the Academy in Vienna.
He tied the knot with Antonie Kaltenthaler.
He went to Italy.
He stayed in Italy and then in Netherlands in the same year.
He travelled to Munich.
He went to Rome.
He married Katharina Heissler but the marriage did not go for a long time and ended up in divorce.
His divorced Katharina Heissler.
He walked down the aisle with Emilie Heinrich and remained with her till 1880.
He got the Gumpendorf Castle in Vienna.
Friedrich was honored with dignity and was entitled Friedrich Ritter von Amerling (Friedrich, knight of Amerling).
He was honored with the Orden der Eisernen Krone.
Amerling got hitched to Maria Nemetschke.
He travelled to Spain.
Friedrich went to England.
He moved to Greece.
He went to Skandinavia towards Norway's North Cape.
He moved to Egypt and Palestine.
He died on 14 January in Vienna.
On 60th death anniversary of Friedrich, the Austrian Post Office issued an extraordinary stamp.
On 3 March, the Post Office issued the other Amerling stamp.
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