Art Wednesday: August Laux

A summer still life
Artist: August Laux (1847-1921)

Born in Germany to French parents
Still life painter

August Laux was born in Rhineland, Germany, 1847 to French parents who participated in the high ranks of government in Strausburg. Artistically, Laux’s influence belonged to his cousin and uncle who created sculpture in Paris. Enthusiastic to discover the arts, Laux and his parents moved to New York in 1863 where he studied sculpture. Later, in 1867, he felt compelled to study painting and enrolled at the National Academy of Design. In 1870, after a successful debut painting a mural for a private club, Laux became desired for his murals and decorative fresco painting. Later became known for his richly colored and realistic floral still life and genre scenes.

Raspberry and sweet pea
Table top still life
Plums in a basket

Basket of apples
Cat and playful kittens
Still life with Chianti bottle and wine glass
Family with friend of nature
Lilac and Dogwood, still life



  1. I like the one with the kittens. Very beautiful!

  2. Ooooh, I love those - especially the still life and kitten ones! :)

  3. Very nice. I'm always fascinated at how artists paint glass. So clever!


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