Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow was a German painter. Together with Peter von Cornelius, he founded the Düsseldorf Art Academy.
In 1806, during his studies at the Academy of Arts in Berlin, Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow participated in a major Academy exhibition. In 1810, he successfully graduated and Schadow went to Italy, where became a member of St. Luke.
After his departure as Director of the Düsseldorf Art Academy in 1826 he was followed by some of his most talented students, including Edward Bendemann, Theodor Hildebrandt and Carl Friedrich Lessing. A short time later, the Düsseldorf School of Painting was created.
As Director of the Academy, Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow was involved in improving the study of art, including the practical training. In 1829 he participated in the founding of the Art Association of the Rhineland and Westphalia.
Expression and technical design are typical features in paintings by Wilhelm Schadow.
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