(1798 - 1840)
Karl Blechen was active/lived in Germany. Karl Blechen is known for painting.
Biography Karl Blechen
Blechen is one of the most important German landscape painters of the
first half of the 19th Century. After training in a Berlin bank and
subsequent military service, he began studying painting at the Berlin
Academy in 1822. He was first employed as a decorative painter at the
Königsstädtisches Theatre in Berlin in 1824, thanks to the intervention
of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, and from 1827 he worked as a freelance
artist. His journey to Italy, which he embarked on in late autumn 1828,
left its mark on Blechen both personally and artistically. '' [...] as a
new man he returned home from the south. The melancholy that had
weighed on Blechen's soul since the days of childhood had vanished. The
artist was also reinvented. [.
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