ADOLF SHILL - Born in 1848 in Stuttgart, died in 1911 is a German interior designer, but also art dealer and artist, illustrator and painter of historicism
From 1864 to 1870 he attended Royal United Art and Real and Buisness School in Stuttgart. He was a pupil of Christian Friedrich Von Leins and by Adolf Gnauth
From 1870 to 1874 he will deepen his knowledge of architecture by working under the direction of Emil Von Forster to build Viennese theater.
Then he leaves for two years in Italy, a journey that will influence his sense of aesthetics.
Between 1976 and 1880 he became editor and published a newspaper "Gewerbehalle" which deals with all the innovations of art and industry.
In 1879 he obtained a post at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf as a professor of decoration and ornamentation. He will occupy this post until the end of his life in 1911.
At the end 19th Shill will soon become known for his architectural watercolors and his impressions of Italy.
He also develops a talent for illustrating ornaments and jewelry.
As an architect, he will carry out many private projects, notably for the bankers' order and the municipal council in collaboration with Moritz Leiffmann. His constructions are thought entirely facades to interior decoration. Both eclectic style with Byzantine-inspired mosaics, but also architectures of Italian renaissance inspirations.
As a painter, he appears in a very realistic style, and likes to represent, people of peoples, simple people; at work. His technique is of absolute realism.
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