Friederich Georg Papperitz (German 1846-1918)



Friederich Georg Papperitz (German, 1846-1918), Harmony, oil on canvas

Friederich Georg Papperitz, also known as Georg Papperitz and Fritz Georg Papperitz, was an accomplished German painter, poet and sculptor. He was born in Dresden to the landscape painter Gustav Friedrich Papperitz. From 1861 to 1864 the young Papperitz studied at the Academy of Art in Dresden, and from 1866 to 1868 at the Antwerp Academy. He fought in the Franco-German War (1870 – 1871) before he finally settled in Munich. Study trips led him to Paris, and several cities in Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. He is known primarily for his historical and mythological themes; but later in his life he turned to portraiture. He was a regular exhibitor at the French Salons.