Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793–1865) is one of the premier Austrian artists of the Biedermeier era. He worked in a range of genres, producing beautifully refined portraits, landscapes, still lifes and genre scenes, each displaying not only his academic training, but also his early study of old master paintings. While at first glance his work appears highly traditional in nature, closer scrutiny reveals a dynamism, and a surprising interest in the modern that makes him a particularly fascinating figure.
This exhibition is the first survey of the work of Waldmüller to appear in America. It draws on the rich and unparalleled Viennese collections of the Belvedere, the Vienna Museum and the Leichtenstein Collection to assemble a group of approximately 70 masterworks by this dynamic and understudied artist.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a scholarly catalogue, and is organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum in partnership with the Belvedere Museum.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
Whether you go or not, the exhibition catalogue is organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum in partnership with the Belvedere Museum.