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Peter Philipp Rumpf (1821-1896)

Peter Philipp Rumpf (1821-1896) was a German painter and etcher.
Rumpf was the son of the pastry chef Sebastian Rumpf and the Marianne Rumpf, b. Melzer.
He learned his pastry craft from his father and in 1836 began studying at the Städelsche Kunstinstitut in Frankfurt in the sculpture class of Johann Nepomuk Zwerger.

From 1838 he studied painting with Jakob Becker, Carl Friedrich Wendelstadt, Heinrich von Rustige and Jakob Fürchtegott Dielmann.
Rumpf founded in 1844 an art school for daughters of the bourgeoisie, which he operated until 1860.
He married in 1845, visited Paris in 1852, where he visited the works of Camille Corot and Gustave Courbet.
He also visited Munich, Dresden and northern Italy.

In 1858 Rumpf founded the Kronberg painting colony with his fellow student Anton Burger and Jakob Fürchtegott Dielmann in Kronberg im Taunus.
In 1875 moved to Kronberg, since 1890 he lived again in Frankfurt.
In addition to the oil painting hull dealt with etchings, watercolor and drawings.
In 1888 he was appointed professor, was also court painter to the Duke Adolf Wilhelm Carl August Friedrich von Nassau-Weilburg.