Stunning Painting by Self Taught Artist “Paul Falconer Poole” (1806-1879)

Paul Falconer Poole RA (1806-1879) was a well-known British painter from Bristol, famous for his subject and genre paintings.

Life and Work

Poole taught himself how to paint and became famous for his amazing use of color, poetic style, and dramatic flair. He first displayed his work at the Royal Academy when he was twenty-five, with a piece called “The Well,” which showed a scene in Naples. After a seven-year break, he exhibited again with “Farewell, Farewell” in 1837, and then with other works like “The Emigrant’s Departure,” “Hermann and Dorothea,” and “By the Waters of Babylon.”

Paintings by Paul Falconer Poole

Felix Schlesinger (1833-1910) | A Prominent German Genre Painter

Felix Schlesinger (1833-1910) was a prominent German genre painter associated with the Düsseldorf School. Born into a family of artists, he received his initial artistic training in Hamburg under Friedrich Heimerdinger in 1848. His journey continued with studies in Antwerp, the Düsseldorf Art Academy, and Paris, shaping his early artistic development.

Paintings by Felix Schlesinger (1833-1910) | A German Genre Painter