Christian Friedrich Gille

We regularly collect exhibition catalogues and other works on major German artists but sometimes lesser-known artists are worthy of attention too. This post highlights the artistic work of Christian Friedrich Gille (1805-1899), a little-known German artist and is written in response to a recent new arrival in the UL, Christian Friedrich Gille, 1805-1899: malerische Entdeckung der Natur by Gerd Spitzer. This book is the first comprehensive monograph on him for almost 25 years and was published to accompany an exhibition held in Berlin and Basel of oil paintings by Gille in private collections. It contains many fine reproductions of Gille’s works, particularly his nature scenes. Continue reading