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List of famous German Romanticism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the German Romanticism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable German Romanticism period artists are organized alphabetically, but you may sort this information by clicking any column. Every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use the artists in this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it with your Facebook friends, Twitter followers or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis. List is made up of a variety of artists, including Philipp Otto Runge and Johan Christian Dahl. (7 items)
Caspar David Friedrich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous German Romanticism Artists
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Caspar David Friedrich was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. He is best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees or Gothic ruins. His primary interest as an artist was the contemplation of nature, and his often symbolic and anti-classical work seeks to convey a subjective, emotional response to the natural world. Friedrich's paintings characteristically set a human presence in diminished perspective amid expansive landscapes, reducing the figures to a scale that, according to the art ...more

Artworks: Moonrise Over the Sea, Wreck in the Ice-sea, Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, Chalk Cliffs on Rügen, The Heldstein near Rathen, + more

Birthplace: Greifswald, Germany

Associated periods or movements: Romanticism, German Romanticism

Nationality: Germany

Art Forms: Painting

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Adrian Ludwig Richter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous German Romanticism Artists
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. Adrian Ludwig Richter, a German painter and etcher, was born at Dresden, the son of the engraver Karl August Richter, from whom he received his training; but he was strongly influenced by Erhard and Chodowiecki. He was the most popular, and in many ways the most typical German illustrator of the middle of the 19th century. His work is as typically German and homely as are the fairy-tales of Grimm. Richter visited Italy from 1823–1826, and his Thunderstorm in the Sabine Mountains at the Staedel Museum in Frankfurt is one of the rare Italian subjects from his brush. In 1828 he worked as designer for the Meissen factory, and in 1841 he became professor and head of the landscape atelier at the ...more

Birthplace: Dresden, Germany

Associated periods or movements: Romanticism, German Romanticism

Nationality: Germany

Art Forms: Painting

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Carl Spitzweg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous German Romanticism Artists
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Carl Spitzweg was a German romanticist painter and poet. He is considered to be one of the most important artists of the Biedermeier era. ...more

Artworks: The Bookworm

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Associated periods or movements: German Romanticism

Nationality: Germany

Art Forms: Painting

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Philipp Otto Runge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous German Romanticism Artists
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Philipp Otto Runge was a Romantic German painter and draughtsman. He made a late start to his career and died young, nonetheless he is considered among the best German Romantic painters. ...more

Birthplace: Wolgast, Germany

Associated periods or movements: Romanticism, German Romanticism

Nationality: Germany

Art Forms: Painting

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