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Albert Ludovici, 1820-1894

Nationality: British nationalised
Date of Birth: 1820
Place of Birth: Vienna
Date of Death: 1894
Place of Death:

Identity:

Albert Ludovici was a genre painter. His wife Caroline and he had two daughters and a son. Their son Albert Junior was a figure and landscape painter. Johanna was a piano teacher and Marguerite a flower, landscape and miniature portrait painter.

Life:

Ludovici, like his son, lived most of his life in Paris. However, he exhibited primarily in London at the Society of British Artists, of which he became a member in 1867. His exhibited works there total 224. He and his son were on good terms with JW who became the society's President in 1886 (#09219).

He also exhibited between 1854 and 1889 at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour, British Institution, Grosvenor Gallery, New English Art Club, Fine Art Society, Goupil Gallery, Dowdeswell Galleries, Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery.

Bibliography:

UK census 1881, from http://www.familysearch.org (accessed 2004); Wood, Christopher, The Dictionary of Victorian Painters, Woodbridge, 1971; Johnson, J., and A. Gruetzner, The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980; Walkley, Giles, Artists' houses in London 1764-1914, Aldershot, 1994.