b. Miesenbach (Lower Austria), Sept. 20, 1807, d. Vienna, July 7, 1862, painter of landscapes, animals, portraits and genre pictures; son of Jakob Gauermann, brother of Carl Gauermann. For a short time at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, trained himself further by studying 17th century Dutch paintings of landscapes and animals, went on walking tours to study the landscape in the Austrian Alps, made trips to Munich, Dresden and Venice. Tried to express his personal impressions of nature in powerful paintings. Especially renowned for the interesting use of colour in his oil sketches, considered the leading representative of the Viennese school of painting. Famous for his landscapes with genre scenes of peasant life, his animal paintings and hunting scenes, during his lifetime commonly seen in lithograph form.
Literature#R. Feuchtmueller, F. G., 1962; R. Feuchtmueller, F. G. 1807-1862, 1987.