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Eugen Dücker

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Eugen Gustav Dücker (also Eugène Gustav Dücker; – 6 December 1916) was a Baltic German painter, in the Romantic atyle, associated with the Düsseldorfer Malerschule. Biography He was born to Eduard Dücker (1813–1886), a master carpenter, and his wife, Amalie née Fischer (1810–1880). His younger sister, Marie, also became a painter. His first drawing lessons were with the lithographer, Friedrich Sigismund Stern. From 1858 to 1862, he was enrolled at the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. There, he studied sculpture with David Jensen, and landscape painting with Sokrat Vorobiev. Upon graduating, he was awarded a six-year grant for a study trip through Europe. He made lengthy stops in Munich and Karlsruhe, where he took lessons from Karl Friedrich Lessing. In 1864, he went to Düsseldorf, and would remain there for the rest of his life. He began taking students; notably the Norwegian landscape artist, Adelsteen Normann, and succeeded Oswald Achenbach as the landscape
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