Rudolf von Alt (1812-1905, Vienna) was a landscape and architectural painter. Studying first under his father, the famous lithographer Jakob Alt, Rudolf entered the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in 1826. Walking and sketching through Salzburg, Bavaria, Tyrol and Northern Italy with his father led to an 1833 commission from Archduke Ferdinand for them to paint a series of landscapes and historical town views completed in 1844.
Rudolf von Alts official commissions earned him a variety of titles and awards. His success allowed him to accept or decline work as he chose. He created a series of landscapes, town views and building interiors for Vienna Academy, but declined a professorship to the Vienna Academy in 1867.
Alt demonstrated a remarkable talent for expressing certain peculiarities in nature. He managed to paint nature authentically by focusing on the different hues of sky, the color-tone of the air and the vegetation. His later works came closer to Impressionism. His perspectives on architecture were interesting, and he often chose everyday objects to paint. The painting of interior-views also became one of his strong points, giving him an admiring following in Vienna.
One of the founding members of the Vienna Künstlerhaus (Austrian Artists Society), von Alt became its president in 1874, and was later appointed honorary president of the Vienna Secession. Traveling extensively until well into old age before his death in 1905, Rudolf von Alt amassed a body of more than 5000 works - most of them watercolors depicting landscapes in topographically precise proportions.
His younger brother Franz Alt, (b. 1821 in Vienna, d. 1914) was also a painter.
Source: German Wikipedia
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