The New International Encyclopædia/Funk, Heinrich

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FUNK, Heinrich (1807-77). A German landscape painter, born at Herford, Westphalia, pupil of Schirmer at the Düsseldorf Academy. In 1836 he settled at Frankfort, and from 1854 to 1876 was professor at the Royal School of Art in Stuttgart. He was gifted with keen observation, a fine sense of beauty of form and line, and his pictures are notable for perfect drawing, minute execution, and poetic conception, often combined with splendid light effects. Among those in public galleries are: “Castle Ruin in the Gloaming” (1834), National Gallery, Berlin; “Lower Inn Valley” (1846), and “Ruin by the Lake” (1852), Städel Institute, Frankfort; “The Kaisergebirge in the Inn Valley,” and “Stormy Weather in the Eifel,” Stuttgart Museum. He also left more than five hundred charcoal and pencil drawings of sterling quality.