|A.K.A.||Gotthardt Johann Kuehl, Gotthardt Johann Kühl|
|Was||Painter Professor Educator|
|Birth||28 November 1850, Lübeck, Germany|
|Death||9 January 1915, Dresden, Germany (aged 64 years)|
Gotthardt Kuehl (28 November 1850 – 9 January 1915) was a German painter and a representative of early German Impressionism. He gained wide international recognition during his lifetime.
Kuehl studied at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts in 1867 and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1870. He lived in Paris from 1878 to 1889 and went on trips to Italy and the Netherlands to study the old masters. In 1895 he became a professor at the Art Academy in Dresden. In 1902 he founded the artists' group Die Elbier.
He held his teaching position in Dresden until his death. Kuehl is buried at the Urnenhain Tolkewitz in Tolkewitz, Dresden. The senator Cay Diedrich Lienau traveled to his funeral as a representative of the city of Lübeck.
Kuehl mainly painted fine interiors, though he was not indifferent to social causes - for example, he painted Lübecker Waisenhaus ("Lübeck orphanage"). Later in his career, he painted Dresden motifs and architectural landscapes.
- The Behnhaus museum in Lübeck has a collection of paintings by Kuehl, illustrating almost all his developmental phases, and many of the artworks are directly related to the city of Lübeck.
- The Munich City Museum houses 15 drawings by Kuehl, from the collection of Joseph Maximilian von Maillinger.
Other works of art by Kuehl can be found, among other places, at:
- Old National Gallery in Berlin
- Kunsthalle Hamburg
- New Masters Gallery (Dresden State Art Collections)
- Dresden Municipal Gallery
- Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig (Montmartre, oil paintings)
- Pomeranian State Museum in Greifswald
- Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf
- Lower Saxony State Museum in Hanover
Parisian quay, 1885
Lübeck orphanage, 1894
Garden room, 1897
View of Dresden, 1902
Small Accident, by 1905
In the Coffeehouse, by 1915