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Swiss Genre Painter Albert Anker (1831-1910)

Genre Painting by Swiss Artist Albert AnkerChildren's Breakfast, 1879

The exceptionally popular Swiss painter and illustrator Albert Samuel Anker has been called the "national painter" of Switzerland for depicting the village life of the 19th century with photographic precision.

The son of a veterinarian, Anker attended school in Neuchâtel, the Gymnasium Kirchenfeld in Bern, later studied theology in Bern and at the university of Halle, Germany. Inspired by the German art collections, he pursued an artistic career. After moving to Paris, Anker enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1855-60. In Switzerland he set up a studio in his parents' house, exhibiting regularly in his homeland and in Paris. In 1866, Anker was awarded a gold medal at the Paris Salon, and in 1878 he was made a knight of the Légion d'honneur.

Genre Painting by Swiss Artist Albert AnkerSunday School Walk 1872

Albert Anker's artwork made him Switzerland's most popular genre painter of the 19th century, and his paintings have continued to enjoy a great popularity due to their general accessibility. Anker married Anna Rüfli in 1864, and they had six children together; the four children who did not die at an early age – Louise, Marie, Maurice and Cécile – appear in some of Anker's paintings.
Many Swiss postage stamps and other media have incorporated Anker's work.

Portrait Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker

Genre Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker

Oil Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker

Oil Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker
Genre Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker
Oil Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker
Genre Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker
Portrait Painting by Swiss Artist Albert AnkerArtist's Daughter Louise

Children in Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker
Genre Painting by Swiss Artist Albert AnkerSchoolboy


Genre Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker

Children in Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker
Genre Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker
Portrait Painting by Swiss Artist Albert AnkerPortrait of Dora Luthy 1900

Genre Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker
Genre Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker

Portrait Painting by Swiss Artist Albert AnkerPortrait of Marie Anker 1881

Oil Paintings by Swiss Artist Albert AnkerPortrait of Christine Preiswerk 1887

Oil Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker

Genre Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker

Oil Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker

Genre Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker

Painting by Swiss Artist Albert Anker
Rosa and Bertha Gugger 1883

Artwork of Swiss Artist Albert Anker

Art of Swiss Artist Albert Anker
Artwork of Swiss Artist Albert Anker

8 comments:

  1. Exquisite paintings! My first exposure to this artist, thank you for the posting. The kind of work one can only aspire to.

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  2. Thank you for the feedback, glad you liked the post!

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  3. I have an Anker painting but I cant seem to find it anywhere online to get any info about it. Its of bread, butter and tea. Do you have any idea where a good place to look would be

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  4. Je viens de découvrir ce peintre et ce blog. Je suis enchentée. Merci.

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    1. Je suis heureuse que vous avez aimé le blog, merci

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