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Albert Samuel Anker



Anker Samuel Albert      Pages: 1-2

(b Anet, Berne, 1 April 1831; d Anet, 16 July 1910). Swiss painter and illustrator. An early interest in art was kindled by visiting the exhibitions of the Société des Amis des Arts in Neuchâtel in 1842, and he took private drawing lessons with Louis Wallinger (181986) between 1845 and 1848. However he began studying theology in Berne in 1851, continuing these studies at the university in Halle. During his stay in Germany he became acquainted with major German collections, notably the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden, which impressed him deeply. His father reluctantly consented to an artistic career, and in 1854 Anker moved to Paris, where he joined the studio of Charles Gleyre. He studied at the Ecole Impériale des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1855 until c. 1860, meanwhile selling portraits. In 1861 he travelled in nothern Italy, copying Old Masters such as Titian and Correggio.


Daughter Louise



The Bubble Ball



The Strawberry Girl



Little Red Riding Hood



Still-Life with Coffee, Milk and Potatoes






Still-Life with Wine



Knitting Girl



Girl, Twisting Her Hair



Potato-Peeling Girl



Old Age



Portrait of a Young Woman



Riding Girl



Sleeping Boy in the Hey



Sunday Afternoon



Playing Piano






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