Robert Russ (1847, Vienna-1922, Vienna) was best known for watercolors, architectural views, urban genre scenes and landscapes with figures painted in the pure, classical style. Russ was born into a family of artists - both his father, Franz Russ and brother, the portrait and genre painter Franz Seraph Russ.
He began studying at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts under Albert Zimmermann, who headed the department of landscape art. Among his colleagues were Emil Jakob Schindler, Eugen Jettel und Rudolf Ribarz. Robert exhibited during his studies at the Vienna Academy and the Austrian Art Association. From 1868 he was among the members of the Wien Künstlerhaus (Vienna art exhibition building).
In 1871, Russ started teaching landscape painting at the Vienna Academy. Winning the Reichl Prize in 1880, Russ was elected an honorary member of the Vienna Academy by 1881.
Robert Russ drew inspiration for his work from rich Austrian and Italian landscapes and is credited for having a profound influence on Austrian landscape painting in the last third of the 19th century before his death in 1922.
His works hang at the Villa Borghese and Gardens in Rome, in Gratz, Vienna and many other museums around Europe.
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