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Albert Samuel Anker

 

 

Anker Samuel Albert       Pages: 1-2


(b Anet, Berne, 1 April 1831; d Anet, 16 July 1910). Swiss painter and illustrator. An early interest in art was kindled by visiting the exhibitions of the Société des Amis des Arts in Neuchâtel in 1842, and he took private drawing lessons with Louis Wallinger (181986) between 1845 and 1848. However he began studying theology in Berne in 1851, continuing these studies at the university in Halle. During his stay in Germany he became acquainted with major German collections, notably the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden, which impressed him deeply. His father reluctantly consented to an artistic career, and in 1854 Anker moved to Paris, where he joined the studio of Charles Gleyre. He studied at the Ecole Impériale des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1855 until c. 1860, meanwhile selling portraits. In 1861 he travelled in nothern Italy, copying Old Masters such as Titian and Correggio.

 


Stitching

 

 


The Little Knitters

 

 


The Sunday School Walk

 

 


Auf dem Ofen
1895

 

 


Boeckligumpen
1866

 

 


Grandfather's Devotion

 

 


Kindergarten
1890

 

 


Kleinkinderschule auf der Kirchenfeldbrucke
1900

 

 


Reine Berthe et les fileuses
1888

 

 


The Funeral of a Child

 

 


Still-Life with Coffee, Bread and Potatoes

 

 


Girl Feeding the Chickens

 

 

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