German artist Friedrich August Herkendell produced vibrant landscapes, scenes and portraits with a broad brush and a strong sense of spirit. He was a masterful colourist - confident in his approach to colour harmony.
He only worked in France briefly but some of his early works are reminiscent of the French post-impressionists. They carry a sense of ‘joie de vivre’ and convey the electricity of early 20th-century Paris.
Born in Düsseldorf.
Enrolled at the Düsseldorf Art Academy and studied under Johann Peter Theodor Janssen and Willy Spatz.
Enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich and studied under Ludwig von Herterich.
Active in Hamburg.
Travelled to The Netherlands, Italy and France.
Active in Paris.
'La Danse Apache'
Returned to Düsseldorf.
Died in Düsseldorf.