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the memory of stones

David ORTLIEB, the landscape painter


David ORTLIEB was born in Colmar on May 6, 1797.

Wire of Johann Jacob ORTLIEB, wine grower-landlord, originating in Beblenheim and Anne-Marie ERHARD, wife in second wedding, native of Ostheim.

David ORTLIEB who lived all his life with 4, rue des Clefs in Colmar, expressed himself in his birthplace within a group of artists bearing the names of LEBERT, HERTRICH, ROTHMULLER which attended famous school of KARPFF and ROSSBACH known as “School of Colmar”.

The painter primarily attended and painted the surroundings and the heart of Colmar.

Between romanticism and impressionism, it realizes with dexterity of the drawings, the watercolours, oils and sepias in small and average formats.

The painter exposed to the Salon of Paris in 1842, 1843 and 1844.

These works provide us an irreplaceable testimony of what was the area of Colmar at the XIXe century.

Many works are preserved at the Museum of Unterlinden in Colmar.

David ORTLIEB is deceased in Colmar on December 8, 1875 at the 78 years age.