Fries Paintings Reproduction & Biography
Ernst Fries received his first art training from Friedrich Rottmann. Fries continued his studies at the Academy in Munich in 1816. After having learned oil painting with George Augustus Wallis in Heidelberg, he returned a second time to Munich in 1820/21. Study journeys along the Mosel, to Tyrol and to the Salzburg countryside preceded his trip to Rome (1823-1827), where he joined up with the artists Joseph Anton Koch and Ludwig Richter. In 1826 Fries - later to be named court painter in Karlsruhe - made the acquaintance of the young Camille Corot and in Munich of Carl Rottmann. Fries' landscapes are distinguished by their special feel for tone-sensitive use of light, which he brilliantly combined with his detailed observations of nature.