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Edward Theodore Compton

London 1849 - Feldafing 1921


Edward Theodore Compton began to teach himself to draw from nature in 1863, attended art schools in England and went to Germany, first Darmstadt and then Munich from 1869. From 1874 Compton lived at Feldafing on Lake Starnberg. The impression made on him by the Bernese Oberland was so strong that Compton began to concentrate on Alpine scenery in his work at a time when the Alps were all the rage in England. Further trips took Compton to Switzerland, the Austrian Tyrol, Spain, Corsica, North Africa and Norway.
Edward Theodore Compton made a name for himself with paintings of the "Forum Romanum" (1877), "The Matterhorn" (1880) and "Die Gipfelstürmer" ["Storming the Peak"] (1888). Compton's landscapes are so flooded with light that his work can be classified as Impressionist. Alongside oil paintings, Edward Theodore Compton did numerous watercolours and drawings, many of which are in the literature published by the German and Austrian Alpenvereine [Alpine Associations]. Many of Compton's works appeared as xylographs (woodcuts) in such journals as "Über Land and Meer", "Leipziger Illustrierte Zeitschrift" and "Meisterwerke der Holzschneidekunst". Edward Theodore Compton's woodcuts exerted an enormous influence on other Alpine painters such as Ernst Heinrich Platz and Karl Arnold aus.
His children, Dora and Edward Harrison Compton, continued their father's work as painters of mountain landscapes.


Edward Theodore Compton - Am Morteratschgletscher
Edward Theodore Compton
Am Morteratschgletscher
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Edward Theodore Compton - Col du Géant
Edward Theodore Compton
Col du Géant
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Edward Theodore Compton - Die Jungfrau
Edward Theodore Compton
Die Jungfrau
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Edward Theodore Compton - Vierwaldstätter See mit Tellskapelle gegen Uri Rotstock
Edward Theodore Compton
Vierwaldstätter See mit Tellskapelle gegen Uri Rotstock
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Edward Theodore Compton - Zürsersee gegen die Wildgrubenspitze
Edward Theodore Compton
Zürsersee gegen die Wildgrubenspitze
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Edward Theodore Compton - Landschaft am Starnberger See
Edward Theodore Compton
Landschaft am Starnberger See
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Pablo Picasso - Etreinte I
Pablo Picasso
Etreinte I
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George Grosz - Silk Doll (illustration for Esquire Magazine)
George Grosz
Silk Doll (illustration for Esquire Magazine)
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