German painter Eduard Gaertner was one of the leading painters of Berlin cityscapes of the 19th century. He started his training in 1814 when he entered the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (Royal Porcelain Factory) in Berlin as an apprentice. In 1822 he joined the workshop of Carl Gropius, a famous theatre set designer, who helped him to get his first job - the artist painted some rooms in royal palaces for Friedrich Wilhelm III King of Prussia.
Eduard Gaertner - A View of the Opera and Unter den Linden, Berlin, 1845
In 1825-1828 Eduard Gaertner traveled to Paris to continue his artistic studying.
During the 1830s Gaertner was largely devoted to painting views of Berlin. He also traveled frequently to Moscow and St. Petersburg, where the artist produced some pictoresque city views in watercolor and oil.
By 1870, Eduard Gaertner retired to Zechlin, north of Berlin, where he died in 1877.
Eduard Gaertner - The Family of Mr. Westfal in the Conservatory 1836
Bellevue Palace in Berlin from the garden side by Eduard Gaertner, 1847