The Cobb, Lyme Regis and the Dorset Coast
Fritz Althaus (1863-1962)
Oil on canvas
Image Dimensions : 35" x 49" (88.9cm x 124.5cm)
Price : Sold
Fritz Althaus Biography
Fritz (Friedrich Bernhard) Althaus was born in Kent, and first learned to draw with the help of his mother who was a talented amateur portrait-painter. His father, born in Germany, was a Professor of Music. Fritz studied under Axel H Haig, a prominent artist who boarded with his family, followed by tutelage at St Martin's School of Art, the Westminster School of Art and the Royal Institution. Until 1893 he made his home in London, at Maida Vale, but later moved to Exeter. There he could paint along the coasts as far as Cornwall, including the Channel Islands, as well as cities such as Oxford and Cambridge. He joined the Newlyn colonyl of painters, and frequently exhibited at the Newlyn Art Gallery over a period of at least 6 years. His style became infused with the plein air realism, light and colour that exemplified the principles of the Newlyn art movement.