Joseph Karl Stieler

1781-1858 Germany/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Joseph Karl Stieler was born in Mainz, Germany. He was mainly self-taught and started out painting miniatures. In Aschaffenburg, he won the patronage of Archbishop Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg which gained him considerable recognition. In 1802, he studied in the Vienna Academy of Arts under Heinrich Füger and François Gérard in Paris. He was influenced by the neoclassical style of painting. After visiting Italy, he worked for King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria. His best-known portraits are that of Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. His Galleries of Beauties, commissioned by Ludwig I of Bavaria are an important part of the oeuvre, the King made him court painter in 1820. His later years were spent in Tegernsee and he died in Munich in 1885.

 

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alexander von
humboldt

alexander von humboldt

amalie
von schintling

amalie von schintling


anna hillmayer

anna hillmayer


crescentia bourgin

crescentia bourgin


helene sedlmayr

helene sedlmayr

johann wolfgang
von goethe

johann wolfgang von goethe


lola montez

lola montez

lady jane
elizabeth digby

lady jane elizabeth digby


maria dietsch

maria dietsch


nanette kaula

nanette kaula


king ludwig i

king ludwig one

family of duke of
saxe altenburg

the family of joseph duke of saxe altenburg

prince karl
of bavaria

prince karl of bavaria


self portrait

self portrait

self portrait at
the age of 64

self-portrait at the age of sixty four

maximilian duke of
leuchtenberg

maximilian duke of leuchtenberg

augusta of
bavaria

augusta of bavaria duchess of leuchtenberg


charlotte von hagn

charlotte von hagn


auguste hilbe

auguste hilbe

archduke ferdinand
maximilian joseph

archduke ferdinand maximilian joseph of austria

archduke ferdinand
maximilian joseph

archduke ferdinand maximilian joseph of austria detail

sophie archduchess
of austria

sophie archduchess of austria


wilhelmine sulzer

wilhelmine sulzer


maximiliane borzaga

maximiliane borzaga

ludwig van
beethoven

ludwig van beethoven