Meyer, Claus (1856-1919)

Meyer, Claus (1856-1919)

German artist Claus Meyer is predominantly known for his exquisite portrayals of placid domestic moments. Born in Linden, Germany, he received a formal education via August von Kreling at the Nuremberg Art School and later at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.

His works are reminiscent of the masterful 17th-century luminaries, such as Pieter de Hooch (1629-1684) and Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) who were a particular influence. He frequented museums in The Netherlands to study their technique.

Standing by an open window, she’s lost within the contents of a letter. Her expression reflected via an ornate mirror.

Claus Meyer

Claus Meyer, In Front of the Mirror

Within a quietly-lit placid environment, several nuns conduct a music lesson. The lilting sound of choral song elevating the humble setting.

Claus Meyer Music Lesson

Claus Meyer, Music Lesson in the Beguinages

Claus Meyer became a professor at the Düsseldorf Academy. He’s represented at the British Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Born in Linden, Germany to Christoph Wilhelm Eduard Meyer and his wife Anna Adelaide Meyer (nee Kühne).


Studied under August von Kreling at the Nuremberg Art School.


Studied under Alexander Wagner and Ludwig von Löfftz at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.


Visited the Rijksmuseum and the Frans Hals Museum to study along with his friends Paul Höcker and Count Leopold von Kalckreuth. Further visits in 1896 and 1906.
Gained significant praise for ‘Sewing School in the Nunnery’.


Became a professor at the Grand Ducal Baden Art School in Karlsruhe.
Produced a copy of ‘Woman Reading a Letter’ after Johannes Vermeer.


Became a professor at the Düsseldorf Academy.


Co-founded the Düsseldorf Artists' Association.

Produced numerous history paintings for the Knights' Hall of Burg Castle.



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