Franz Richard Unterberger (1838-1902)

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    Franz Richard Unterberger was a landscape painter who was born in Innsbruck on 15th August 1838 as a son of an art dealer. He specialised in studies of Venice and his work is now avidly collected. Unterberger first studied at the Munich Academy from 1853 with his colleagues Clemens von Zimmermann and Julius Lange and then continued his training at the Weimar Academy under Albert Zimmermann. His training concluded with a period of study in Dusseldorf under Andreas Achenbach.

    In 1859, Unterberger enrolled at the Dusseldorf Academy where he joined the Achenbach brothers, who became famous for their landscapes. He visited Norway in 1860 with Andreas Achenbach and later frequently returned to Norway and Denmark, as well as making several trips to the coasts of England and Scotland. Unterberger settled in Brussels in 1864, where he spent the rest of his life. During this period, he usually spent the summer at Neuilly-sur-Seine, from where he often visited Venice, South Italy and Sicily.

    Unterberger painted many of his most successful works during these trips. His paintings convey the views which captivated his artistic interest. His work is highly romantic with a characteristic delicacy of colouring and superb ability to capture the bustle and atmosphere of a famous location. His studies of Venice and the Neopolitan coast are now considered his most desirable works.

    Unterberger exhibited in a number of major Academies in Vienna, Paris and London. Today one can see his paintings in a number of leading European museums and galleries.