Anton Burger

Anton Burger (* November 14,  1824 in Frankfurt am Main; † July 6,  1905 in Kronberg in Taunus) was fortunate in receiving an excellent education at the Städelsche Art Institute in the classes of Jakob Becker and Philipp Veit.

Contact with the Barbizon School, notably with Camille Corot and Gustave Courbet, had a lasting influence on  Burger's landscape painting.

For many years, the Kronberg artistic community, founded by Burger and Jakob F. Dielmann in 1858, became an important place of inspiration for regional artists.

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  • Anton Burger, House Entrance in Kronberg

    Anton Burger

    Anton Burger (1824 Frankfurt am Main - 1905 Kronberg)

    „House Entrance in Kronberg"
    oil on canvas stretched on wood, 34 x 28 cm, unsigned


    Anton Burger had a predilection for interieurs, which stems back to his study of Dutch paintings and his close friendship with Wilhelm Busch. Irrespective of completed and sold oil paintings, Burger placed great emphasis on preliminary studies and first drafts, which were not meant for sale. 

Burger Bilder

  • Anton Burger:Bowling Alley in Kronberg in Taunus

    Anton Burger

    Anton Burger (1824 Frankfurt am Main - 1905 Kronberg)

    „Bowling Alley in Kronberg in Taunus”
    oil on wood 14.5 x 20.5cm,
    bottom right: A. Burger


    This lively oil study of a bowling alley is one of the artist's characteristic numerous milieu studies of rural life in Kronberg and a typical example for the way Anton Burger's art was influenced by Wilhelm Busch and Dutch genre painting.

Burger Bilder

  • Anton Burger: The Old Frankfurt Cattle Market and the Inn "Zur Goldenen Luft"

    Anton Burger

    Anton Burger (1824 Frankfurt am Main - 1905 Kronberg)

    „The Old Frankfurt Cattle Market and the Inn "Zur Goldenen Luft"“
    oil on canvas 100 x 161 cm,
    signed bottom right and dated: A. Burger 1863


    This outstanding part of Burger's oeuvre, prepared in different versions and painted in exacting large format, depicts the atmosphere of old Frankfurt's markets. It also documents the revaluation of wordly themes in 19th century painting, which was accompanied by the renunciation of traditional historical paintings. The cattle market at the back of the Staufenmauer city wall and the traders in the narrow Jewish quarter at the back of Judengasse were Burger's source of inspiration in many ways. His studies and paintings are valuable testimony to the period.