Eduard Charlemont, Figures
Eduard Charlemont (Austrian, 1848–1906) was born in Vienna, the capital of Austria. His father was a professional artist who painted miniature portraits and encouraged his talented son to help in his workshop and learn from this practice. Charlemont went on to study painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and later traveled throughout Europe, eventually settling in Paris, the center of the art world in the 1800s. Charlemont lived in Paris for the next thirty years of his life and in that time he won several prizes at the Paris Salons, the annual government-sponsored exhibitions hosted by the Academie des Beaux-Arts. His masterwork was not a painting, but rather a series of murals created for Vienna’s city theater that each measured almost sixty feet in length.