Heinrich von Zügel (1850 - 1941)
October 22, 1850
January 30, 1941
Heinrich von Zügel (1851 – 1941) was a German who left an extensive oeuvre of drawings and paintings depicting mostly landscapes or animals. Throughout his life, Zügel’s main objects were sheep and cattle, presumably in reminiscence of his childhood as a shepherd’s son.
Zügel was born October 22, 1850 in Murrhardt. His drawing talents were discovered and encouraged in 1860s while he was still at school. This enabled the young artist to join the Stuttgart Kunstakademie in 1867 and the Munich Akademie two years later. He believed that education was not particularly beneficial to artistic development and decided, influenced by the school of Diez, to work independently.