Richard Friese

1854 - 1918
Origin: Germany
Born: December 15, 1854, Gumbinnen, Germany
Died: June 29, 1918, Oldenburg, Germany

Richard Friese was a student and subsequently a professor at the Academy of Arts in Berlin, where he became acquainted with Carl Rungius and Wilhelm Kuhnert. Friese, Rungius, and Kuhnert were instrumental in expanding and refining the genre that would become wildlife art. Friese is considered to be one of the greatest painters of European and Arctic big game

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1899, Oil on Canvas
Richard Friese
Germany, 1854 - 1918