OEHME, Ernst Ferdinand
(b. 1797, Dresden, d. 1855, Dresden)

Biography

German Romantic painter. He began his studies at the Dresden Art Academy in 1819, and became the pupil of the Norwegian painter Johan Christian Clausen Dahl. He devoted himself to painting nature in the vicinity of Dresden, in particular in the region called the Saxon Switzerland. In 1821 he presented at the Academy his painting Cathedral in Winter. This painting shows the influence of his friend Caspar David Friedrich.

From the 1830s Oehme painted more realistic landscapes with less pronounced symbolism.

His son Ernst Erwin was also a painter.