Karl Paul Themistocles von Eckenbrecher (sometimes spelled Themistokles) was a German landscape and marine artist active in the late 19th and early 20 centuries.
Born to a German Father and Italian mother while they were traveling in Athens, he he was largely schooled by private tutors as they traveled and moved often. The family eventually moved to Dussseldorf, where Von Eckenbrecher was able to study with noted professor of landscape painting Oswald Achenbach.
He became fascinated with sailing ships, which would eventually become a recurring theme in his paintings.
As an adult, he continued his family’s interest in other places, and traveled extensively throughout Europe, particularly in Norway, and the Middle East. He also visited farther destinations like Africa and the Philippines, returning with subjects for dramatic landscapes and scenes of exotic locations.
Web resources for Von Eckenbrecher are scattered; I’ve listed what I could find below.