Beinke, Fritz(German, 1842-1907)
The paintings of Fritz Beinke have been categorized in the Duesseldorf School of German painting. The Düsseldorf school of painting was one of the most important German schools of the nineteenth century. It was the outgrowth of the Academy of Art, founded at Düsseldorf by the Elector Palatine Karl Theodor in 1767, but did not attain importance until Düsseldorf became part of Prussia in 1815. The academy was reorganized by Frederick William III, who made Cornelius director. The latter did not hold his post long enough to impress his views upon the school, which represents rather the tendencies of Schadow, under whom it came into great prominence. While the school of Münich, under Cornelius, was a school of drawing, interested chiefly in frescos, that of Düsseldorf was a real school of painting, which worked chiefly on panels and canvas, and paid some attention to color.

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