SEILER Carl Wilhelm Anton
THE CIGAR SMOKERS
Oil on panel: 27,5 x 40,5 cm / 10.8 x 15.9 ins
Signed and dated 'C. Seiler 1901' lower right
Painter of history, genre scenes and figures.
Carl Wilhelm Anton Seiler studied at the Academy in Berlin and then under Raupp in Munich. He served as a reserve officer in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and, after the war, settled in Munich. He became a member of the Berlin Academy in 1895.
Seiler exhibited his work in various venues, including Paris, where he secured an honourable mention in 1903.
Wiesbaden 1846-1921 Munich
Bautzen - Dresden - Leipzig - Melbourne - Munich - Wiesbaden
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2011, Vol. 12, p. 959.
U. Thieme & F. Becker, "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler; von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart", Leipzig 1978, Vol. 30, p. 462-463.