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Wilhelm Maria Hubertus

1844−XX century

Leibl Wilhelm (Wilhelm Maria Hubertus Leibl, it. Wilhelm Maria Hubertus Leibl (October 23, 1844, Cologne — 4 Dec 1900, würzburg) — artist, an outstanding representative of German realism.

Wilhelm Leibl born in the family of conductor of the Cologne Cathedral Karl Laible. His first lessons William received the Hermann Becker. In 1864, Leibl enrolled at the Munich Academy of fine arts and studied with Hermann, Anchuca, Alexander Streuber and Arthur Georg von Ramberg, and since 1868 — Karl Theodor von Piloty. In 1869 he appears in the Munich workshop, which he shares with the artists Theodor Alt, Rudolf Hirt du Fresnes and Johann Sperle. The masterpiece of this early period of work Lable is "Portrait of Mrs. Gedon", thanks to which he gained a friend in the person of Gustave Courbet. The Frenchman Courbet attracted great attention with his realistic works. Labl visited Paris, where he became acquainted with the works of Edouard Manet. In 1870, in Munich around Lable artists, professed similar views with him, United in the so-called "Circle Lable". It was William Trubner, Carl Schuch, Theodor Alt, Karl Haider, periods also Hans Tom. Since 1873 Leibl moved away from Munich's cultural life and lived with the painter Johann Sperle in Berbling and bad Aibling in Upper Bavaria. In 1892, Leibl received a professorship.


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