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ID: 500016466
 
Record Type: Person
Böcklin, Arnold (Swiss-German painter, 1827-1901)

Note: Böcklin was one of the most celebrated and influential artists in central Europe in the later 19th century despite contemporary and posthumous criticism. His work is noted for its imaginative and idiosyncratic interpretation of themes from Classical mythology. Much of his prolific output consists of classical landscapes populated with such creatures as fauns and nymphs or such scenes as mermaids and mermen erotically frolicking. His most famous work is "The Island of the Dead" (five versions, 1880 and after) is not typical except in its theme of death and its joining of naturalism and fantasy. The Surrealists and artists such as de Chirico valued his work for its irrationality; his work, however, was not seriously considered again until the 1960s and 1970s. Swiss painter.

Names:
Böcklin, Arnold (preferred,V,index,LC)
Arnold Böcklin (V,display)
Bocklin, Arnold (V)
Arnold Bocklin (V)
Boecklin, Arnold (U)
Böcklin, A. (U)

Nationalities:
Swiss (preferred)
German

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
landscapist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Basel (Basel-Stadt, Switzerland) (inhabited place)
Died:  San Domenico di Fièsole (Firenze province, Tuscany, Italy) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   from 1850  Italy (Europe) (nation)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
influenced ....  Hofer, Karl  
....................  (German painter, printmaker, and draftsman, 1878-1955) [500015138]
student of ....  Schirmer, Johann Wilhelm  
..................  (German painter, engraver, and lithographer, 1807-1863) [500006558]
teacher of ....  Welti, Albert  
..................  (Swiss painter and etcher, 1862-1912) [500005880]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Böcklin, Arnold (I)

Biographies:
(Swiss-German painter, 1827-1901) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1827-1901) ..... [GRL]
(Swiss painter, 1827-1901) ..... [Grove Art]
(Swiss painter, 1827-1901) ..... [AVERY]
(Swiss artist, 1827-1901) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(Swiss artist, 1827-1901) ..... [WCP]
(Swiss painter, 1827-1901) ..... [PROV]
(Swiss, 1827-1901) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Swiss painter, 1827-1901) ..... [BHA]

Sources and Contributors:
Arnold Bocklin ........ [PROV, VP]
..............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Arnold Böcklin ........ [VP]
..............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Böcklin, A. ........ [GRL]
........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50010065
Böcklin, Arnold ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, PROV Preferred]
................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 7 Nov 2002
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50010065
................................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
................................  Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists (2000) 80
Bocklin, Arnold ........ [VP, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Boecklin, Arnold ........ [GRL]
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50010065

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, PROV, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 7 Nov 2002
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
....................  Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists (2000) 80
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 7 Nov 2002
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
.......... Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists (2000) 80
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