Ferdinand Knab (* 12. June 1834 in Würzburg , † 3. November 1902 in Munich ) was a German painter .
Knab was initially students Heideloff in Nuremberg , where he was for two years practically employed in the construction industry, and moved to Munich in 1859 to devote himself to architectural painting. He attended schools Arthur von Ramberg and Piloty and went in 1868 to Italy . Since his return, he had been fond of motifs from this country, and in the meantime he was busy working for the winter garden of King Ludwig II at the Munich residence and for the Linderhof Palace.
His paintings are distinguished by poetic conception; He usually arranges architectural motifs for the landscape. He loved colorful dinners, which spilled their charms over ruins and mighty tree groups. His watercolors are of particular value. The " Münchener Bilderbogen " contains a series of magnificent cuts according to Knab's drawings.
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