Carl Schuch

Austrian 🇦🇹 1846 - 1903

Carl Schuch (1846-1903) was an Austrian painter notable for his still lifes and landscapes. He studied under Ludwig Halauska before spending significant time in Germany, Italy, and France, being profoundly influenced by Claude Monet and the Barbizon school. Schuch was known for his devotion to color and the transition from realism to modern movements in Vienna. His close friendship and travels with Karl Hagemeister marked a significant period of his life, though he was financially independent and sold only one painting during his lifetime.

Schuch's meticulous study of Dutch old masters and the contemporary Hague School during his summers in the Netherlands in 1884 and 1885 is well-documented, showing his dedication to understanding color in painting.