b. Vienna, Nov. 3, 1801, d. Vienna, May 13, 1877, landscape painter, water-colourist, etcher and lithographer. Brother-in-law of F. Gauermann, with whom he undertook several walking-tours to study art (incl. Northern Italy and Venice 1838). Studied at the Vienna Academy, 1849-1851 professor at this institution. Well-known for his atmospheric and dramatic forest and mountain landscapes and for his detailed and accurate colours, which led his friends to nickname him "Baeume-Raffael" (Trees-Raffael). Many of his works served as models for lithographs.
Literature#G. Frodl, Wr. Malerei der Biedermeierzeit, 1987.