(Vienna, Austria, 1793 - 1875, Vienna, Austria)
The Austrian Romantic artist Thomas Ender studied at the Vienna Academy and in 1836 was named as one of its professors of art. Ender had a long and full career, traveling in Europe, the Orient, to Brazil, and occasionally enjoying the patronage of such men as Johann Castein and Count Metternich. A painter and etcher of landscapes, Ender took his subjects from his travels. A true Romantic in his deference to nature, his objective and tranquil landscapes are indebted to the examples of the seventeenth century painters Claude Lorrain and Jacob van Ruisdael. His finest work is seen in his etchings and drawings.