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Robert Kummer

1810–1889, Dresden

Robert Kummer became a pupil of the Dresden Academy in 1825 at the early age of fifteen and received his artistic training from Carl August Richter and Johan Christian Clausen Dahl. He made a successful debut as a landscape painter in 1830, receiving a royal travel stipend that enabled him to make his first study trip to Italy (1832/33). In 1834, the Saxon Art Association acquired two of his oil paintings featuring motifs from Capri and Pozzuoli. That same year Kummer again travelled to Italy and was resident in Rome until 1837. After his return to Germany the artist lived in Dresden until his death, enjoying a successful career in his native town as a representative of Late Romantic landscape painting.