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Region:Karlsruhe, Germany


Thoma (2 October 1839 – 7 November 1924) was German painter, in a style reminiscent of the Pre-Raphaelites. Thoma was born in the Black Forest in Germany, the son of a miller who had some training in the painting of clock faces. He entered the Karlsruhe Academy of Fine Arts at age 20. There, he was influenced by Ludwig des Coudres, and developed an artistic style that reflected the simple idyllic life of his native district. He found indifferent success working in Düsseldorf, Paris, Italy, Munich and Frankfurt, before establishing his reputation at an exhibition in Munich in 1890.

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