SURPRISED BY THE ENEMY
Oil on canvas: 114 x 160 cm / 44.9 x 63 ins
Signed lower left; label 'Kunstpalast Düsseldorf 2074' on the back
Painter of history, portraits and figures.
Arthur Kampf was a pupil of Peter Janssen at the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. In 1898 he was appointed lecturer at the Berlin Academy and later became its president.
He exhibited in Munich, Dresden and Berlin and was awarded a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900. He also won medals in Munich in 1890 and Berlin in 1891 and 1902.
Kampf painted in a rather academic manner.
Aachen 1864 - Castrop-Rauxel 1950
Berlin - Düsseldorf - Leipzig - Munich
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 506.