Peter Fendi

1796-1842 Austria/Biedermeier

 

Brief Biography-Peter Fendi was born in Vienna in 1796 where the Academy of Fine Art admitted him in 1810. Apart from being a portraitist, he was an engraver and lithographer, and he designed pictures and illustrations for German history literature. He became draughtsman to the Cabinet of Antiquities in 1818. He went to Venice in 1821, where he won a gold medal for his painting 'The Grotto'. The Vienna Academy of Fine Arts elected him as a member in 1836. Artists of the Dutch Golden Age often influenced his genre scenes. Fendi spent his later years, mostly teaching. He died in 1842.

 

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Archdukes Franz
Joseph-Ferdinand

Archdukes Franz Joseph-Ferdinand Max and Karl Ludwig

Child in
an Armchair

Child in an Armchair

Family Portrait of
Empress Karoline

Family Portrait of Empress Karoline Auguste

Filial
Devotion

Filial Devotion

Mother
and Child

Mother and Child

Guards on
Maneuvers

Guards on Maneuvers

Prudent
Housekeeping

Prudent Housekeeping

Rural Scene
with Kids

Rural Scene with Kids

Song of
the Bell

Song of the Bell

Sneaking
a Peek

Sneaking a Peek

Still-life
with Putti

Still-life with Putti

The
Eviction

The Eviction

The Freezing
Brezelbub

The Freezing Brezelbub

The Poor
Officer's Widow

The Poor Officer's Widow

The
Sad Message

The Sad Message

The
Storm

The Storm

scene of
the flood

scene of the flood