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August Friedrich Schenk
German painter

August Friedrich Schenk

August Friedrich Schenk
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Intro German painter
A.K.A. August Friedrich Albrecht Schenck, August Schenck, Auguste Schenck, Au...
Was Painter
From Germany France
Field Arts
Gender male
Birth 23 April 1828, Glückstadt, Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Death 1 January 1901, Écouen, Seine-et-Oise, France (aged 72 years)
Star sign Taurus
Knight of the Legion of Honour  
Landscape art
Animal painting
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August Friedrich Albrecht Schenck (April 23, 1828 – January 1, 1901) was a German painter. He was both French and German by nationality.

Schenk was born in Glückstadt. As a pupil of Léon Cogniet he moved to France. He became well known for his landscapes and paintings of animals. His works were first exhibited publicly in 1855. Anguish, perhaps his most famous painting, shows a ewe grieving over the dead body of her lamb as they are encircled by black crows. It was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne in 1880. In 1885 he became knight of the Legion of Honour. Schenk died in Écouen near Paris.

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