ALBERT RIEGER | PAINTER

TRIESTE-VIENNA 1834-1905

MY GREAT GRAND-UNCLE, AUSTRIAN ARTIST ALBERT RIEGER

Son and pupil of painter Giuseppe Rieger (Vienna-Trieste 1802-1883) 

 

A realist marine and landscape painter, he was influenced by the German artist Bernhard Fiedler (1816-1904).

 

Born in Trieste, at the age of four his family moved to the capital Vienna in 1838.

 

His work was exhibited at exhibitions in Munich and Paris and presented in important collections such as the Museum of Altenburg and in Wroclaw. Crown prince Rudolf purchased two of his landscapes "Am Traunsee" and "Gosausee".

 

Albert Rieger was awarded both the Gold Austrian Medal and Great Golden Swedish-Norwegian Medal for his works.

 

At the height of his painting career in the latter half of the 19th century, he joined in business with his younger brother Carl  to switch instead to the newly emerging photography technology destined to replace realistic painting.

ALBERT RIEGER

Trieste-Vienna 1834-1905

Panorama di Flume, Albert Rieger, c1860 - Austrian National Gallery

Wasserfall in Gebirge, oil on canvas 74x101cm, Albert Rieger

oil on canvas 102x115cm, Albert Rieger 1869 - National Art Gallery; Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Greece

Forum Romanum, oil on canvas 90x120cm, Albert Rieger

Historical illustrations of Trieste by Albert Rieger (click to enlarge)

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