Nationality. German and naturalized Italian. Education. Heinrich Füger in Vienna. Known for. Painting. Movement. Neoclassicism. Johann Friedrich Overbeck (3 July 1789 – 12 November 1869) was a German painter and a founder of the Nazarene art movement.
Johann Friedrich Overbeck, (born July 3, 1789, Imperial Free City of Lübeck—died Nov. 12, 1869, Rome), Romantic painter of Christian religious subjects, who was leader of a group of German artists known as the Nazarenes, or Lucas Brotherhood (Lukasbund).
Artwork Details. Overview. Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings. Provenance. Title: Head of a Bearded Man. Artist: Johann Friedrich Overbeck (German, Lübeck 1789–1869 Rome) Date: ca. 1820–25. Medium: Black chalk.
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Artist: Johann Friedrich Overbeck (German, Lübeck 1789–1869 Rome) Date: 1848. Medium: Black fabricated crayon (possibly early conté crayon) with touches of brown fabricated crayon and thin brown watercolor wash; framing line in black fabricated crayon. Dimensions: 18 1/16 x 22 3/4 in. (45.9 x 57.8 cm) Classification: Drawings
Johann Friedrich Overbeck (yō´hän frē´drĬkh o´vərbĕk), 1789–1869, German religious painter. Expelled from the Vienna Academy because of his opposition to its classicism, he went to Rome and with Peter von Cornelius, Veit, Schadow-Godenhaus, and others, formed the group known as the Nazarenes.
Artworks. See all 3 artworks ›. Old Man Praying, c. 1812. Johann Friedrich Overbeck. Kneeling Pilgrim with Cross and Book, 1826. Johann Friedrich Overbeck. Saint Philipp Neri with Cross and Book, 1826. Johann Friedrich Overbeck.
Artist: Johann Friedrich Overbeck (German, Lübeck 1789–1869 Rome) Date: 1840–45. Medium: Graphite partly worked over with pen and black ink and heightened with white; graphite framing line. Dimensions: 17 3/8 x 20 3/4 in. (44.1 x 52.7 cm) Classification: Drawings. Credit Line: Gift of Cephas G. Thompson, 1887. Accession Number: 87.12.146
OVERBECK, JOHANN FRIEDRICH (1780-1869), German painter, the reviver of “Christian art” in the 19th century, was born in Lübeck on the 4th of July 1789. His ancestors for three generations had been Protestant pastors; his father was doctor of laws, poet, mystic pietist and burgomaster of Lübeck.
Johann Friedrich Overbeck. Art Institute of Chicago NEW! Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW! National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW! Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW! Thousands of photographs of fresco cycles and wall decorations in churches and other buildings in and around Germany.