(Vienna 1793 – 1875 Vienna)


Thomas Ender was born in Vienna on the 4th of November in 1793. He studied at the Academy in Vienna together with his twinbrother and although he studied history painting at first he decided for landscape painting soon after, in 1810. He was influenced by the works of Lorrain and Ruysdael and soon focussed on landscape painting entirely. He developed a realistic and direct depiction of nature and was awarded in 1810 already with the first prize for landscape painting by the Academy.

After several study trips Thomas Ender got the "Große Malerpreis" in 1817 which was donated by the emperor. Fürst Clemens Metternich bought the painting and supported the artist henceforth. He made it possible for Thomas Ender to join the Austrian Expedition to Brasil in 1817 during which Thomas Ender painted more than 700 drawings and water colors.

After his return the artist lived in Rome until 1823. In 1824 he became a member of the academy and in 1828 the Kammermaler of the Archduke Johann. From 1837 until 1851 he was a professor at the Academy of Vienna and painted several series of landscape paintings.He retired in 1852 but kept travelling. Thomas Ender was awarded with the Franz-Joseph-Orden 1853 and died in Vienna in 1875.

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