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Famous German Romanticism Artists

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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. {#nodes}
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    Caspar David Friedrich

    Caspar David Friedrich (5 September 1774 – 7 May 1840) 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 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...  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
    • Birthplace: Greifswald, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism, German Romanticism
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Adrian Ludwig Richter (September 28, 1803 – June 19, 1884), a 19th-century German painter and etcher, who 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, for whom he produced several woodcuts....  more
    • Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Romanticism, German Romanticism
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Carl Spitzweg (February 5, 1808 – September 23, 1885) was a German romanticist painter, especially of genre subjects. 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 (German: [ˈʁʊŋə]; 23 July 1777 – 2 December 1810) was a Romantic German painter and draughtsman. Although he made a late start to his career and died young, 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