Eugen von Blaas

From Idle Speculation comes this... Eugen von Blaas was born in 1843 in the small Italian suburb of Albano, located ten miles outside of Rome on the Appian Way. But his parentage and nationality were Austrian.

As an artist he was painter in the school known as Academic Classicism.

His interest in art was strongly encouraged by his father, Carl von Blaas, (1815-1894), a well-known artist in his own right and creator of the frescoes in the Arsenal in Vienna.

From 1870 he lived with his wife and famiy in Venice.

Von Blaas was a deeply religious man.

He embraced the subject of religion throughout his career,

A partial list of his works may be found here...


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