unbekannter Gast

Ender, Thomas#

b. Vienna, Nov. 3, 1793, d. Vienna, Sept. 28, 1875, landscape painter, outstanding watercolour painter, twin brother of Johann Nepomuk Ender. Patronized by Prince C. Metternich, accompanied the Austrian expedition to Brazil in 1817/18. 1823 commissioned by Metternich to work in the Salzkammergut region, from 1828 court painter for Archduke Johann (travelled to East Asia and Southern Russia in 1837). 1837-1851 professor at the Vienna Academy. Painted several landscape series many of which were later engraved in steel by English artists. E.'s brilliance manifested itself in his lifelike vedutas with vivid colours and light effects, especially in his light-handed watercolour sketches.


W. Koschatzky, T. E., 1982; R. Wagner, T. E. in Brasilien, exhibition catalogue, Akademie der bildenden Kuenste, Vienna 1994.