Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller is one of the most important representatives of the Austrian Biedermeier but leads beyond this artistic period in his realism and the complexity of his paintings. In his early years he mainly worked as a portrait painter but widend his repertoire soon and gained a leadership in all important genres. He painted portraits of famous contemporaries as Beethoven (the portrait was destroyed in World War II) and Emperor Franz I., landscapes, genre paintings and still lifes. Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller was famous during his lifetime and the enthusiasm for his paintings is still wholehearted. A statue near the townhall in Vienna, the naming of the Waldmüller park and a series of Waldmüller-stamps give an impression of the popularity of his works, which have been shown in several museum exhibitions. The Belvedere in Vienna owns the biggest collection worldwide of paintings by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller and the Waldmüller archive.


On the following pages we give you some information worth knowing about Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller's work and life. We gladly advise you with all questions concerning the artist and welcom you to a visit us at our gallery in Vienna. We are always interested in purchasing works by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller. If you own a painting and want to sell it, please contact us by phone at 0043/ 1 / 512 45 69 or 0043 / 676 / 629 81 21 or send an e-mail with a snapshot of your paintng to office@kunsthandelwidder.com. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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