Franz Richard Unterberger Austria
8-15-1837 Innsbruck, AUT - 5-25-1902 Neuilly-sur-Seine, FRABack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Franz Richard Unterberger attended the commercial academy in Munich, but soon moved on to the Academy of Fine Arts, where he was taught by Clemens von Zimmermann and Julius Long.
In 1864 Franz Richard Unterberger left the Academy in Dusseldorf and moved as an independent painter in Brussels, which he chose for his permanent residence. From there he visited southern France and - towards the end of the sixties - and southern Italy. At the World Exhibition in Vienna in 1873, he presented the picture Sorrento, Bay of Naples. The sunny coastal scenery of the Adriatic, but also Venice, with its magnificent buildings, picturesque corners and the bustle of the people were for Unterberger soon the center of his artistic creation.
Throughout his painting career, Franz Richard Unterberger produced many artworks which can be classified into three main genres. Under genre painting he produced: The Last Day of the Harvest and In the Bay of Naples. Under the cityscape genre he produced numerous artworks: the Monreale Road, Palermo, the Amalfi Coast, A View of Posilippo, Motio of Lake Garda, Fishermen on the Terrace, and others. The third type of his artwork is classified under landscape genre.
Franz Richard Unterberger was a romantic style painter of architectures, water scenes and landscapes. He produced most of his artworks using oil on canvas technique. Franz is best recognized for his Italian scenic paintings featuring intimate views and large vistas of Italy’s iconic cities. On the other hand, his romantic atmospheric painting style is still very popular. His artworks are currently displayed in some of the most important museums in Europe and America, while others are owned by private collectors.
In the mid 1880’s, Franz Richard Unterberger exhibited in Venezuela and in London at the International Universal Exhibition. In the 1890’s, most of his paintings revolved around Venetian and South Italian scenes.
Art Movement: Romanticism Art
Influences: Clemens von Zimmermann, Julius Long
Traveled: Germany, Italy, Belgium, France, England