Oswald Achenbach was a 19th Century German landscape painter who found his greatest inspiration in italy, in particular in the area around the Bay of Naples, with it’s dramatic vistas of Mt. Vesuvius, and Rome and its environs.
He found drama in landscapes and cities of Southern Italy as well as the daily lives the played out against them both.
Achenback was the brother of Andreas Achenback, who was also a noted landscape painter.
Oswald Achenbach studied at the Dusseldorf Art Academy and later returned there to teach. His students included Themistocles von Eckenbrecher.