The Czech landscape painter Wilhelm Riedel (1832 Antonínov–1876 Lázně Kundratice) was born 190 years ago. In his work, he combined Central European romantic landscape painting with the realistic vision of nature of the French Barbizon School. He was a forerunner of Antonín Chittussi in his artistic direction. In Italy, he painted Mediterranean scenery with ancient monuments, while in France, he depicted the landscape around the Seine and Oise rivers or the wild sea coast of Brittany. A large collection of Riedel’s paintings was purchased in 1924 for the Gallery of Modern Art, today’s part of the National Gallery Prague.
190th birth anniversary of Wilhelm Riedel