Oswald Achenbach


German romantic painter Oswald Achenbach was born in Düsseldorf (1827). He followed his brother Andreas Achenbach, to the academy in Düsseldorf at the tender age of eight, although the earliest officially entry age was set at 12. Unsatisfied with the academic teaching, six years later Oswald Achenbach left the Academy and joined two associations: association of Düsseldorf artists for their mutual support and aid and the Malkasten.