THE HOT-AIR BALLOON
Oil on canvas: 35 x 27.5 cm / 13.8 x 10.8 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of genre scenes and landscapes.
Fritz Beinke was a pupil of Andreas and Karl Müller, Karl and Wilhelm Sohn and Eduard Julius Friedrich Bendemann at the Düsseldorf Academy, from 1859 to 1867. After staying in Italy and Germany, he returned to settle in his native city.
He won an award in Cologne in 1871 for his painting “Evening Prayer, Black Forest” and another in Düsseldorf in 1902 for “A Farm”.
Düsseldorf 1842 - 1907
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 2, p. 43-44.
U. Thieme & F. Becker, "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler; von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart", Leipzig 1978, Vol. 3, p. 210-211.