Friedrich Eckenfelder was a German Impressionist painter during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born to a shoemaker, his natural artistic talent was discovered in school as a child.
The Great Outdoors
I was unable to find much in English about this prolific artist, but he painted quite a lot so I’m sure that any German readers will recognize him. Clearly he enjoyed the outdoors and had an appreciation for those who worked the earth, and their owners. Quite masterful at capturing natural light on canvas, many of his works almost make you feel like you are there. I’ve got more than one post of his work (and not much more info to share about him) and I quite like the simplicity of his work.
Eckenfelder’s use of light and shadow is dramatic & his impressionistic style manages to convey an amazing amount of detail & movement.
Which One Do You Want?
I like them all, the simple agrarian scenes speak of simpler times. However I think my favorite, (from this post anyway) has to be the one with the unknown title above, the animals are beautifully portrayed in the warm glow of sunset. Stay tuned, next week I’ll post part two of his work.