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Pettenkofen Pettenkofer, August von#

b. Vienna, May 10, 1822, d. Vienna, March 21, 1889, painter of landscapes and illustrator. Student of L. Kupelwieser at the Vienna Academy and of F. Eybl. Initially a portraitist and genre painter, took part in the Hungary campaign in 1849 as a war painter, then regularly stayed in Szolnok and painted landscapes. 1852 journey to Paris, contact with the school of Barbizon, developed into an important pleinair painter; between 1870 and 1880 almost annual trips to Venice. Had a lasting influence on Austrian landscape painting, founder of the Szolnok school of painting.

Literature#

A. Weixlgaertner, A. P., 2 vols., 1916; C. Strasser, A. von P. (1822-1889). Die Szolnoker Bilder, doctoral thesis, Salzburg 1983; OeBL.