Franz Xavier Winterhalter Biography1805-1873
German (active in England) Academic Classicism Painter
Winterhalter grew up with a large imagination; he had always been talented at art. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury to his right hand when he was twenty one, which affected his work greatly. But by the time he was twenty five his work had improved dramatically; in fact, it is reputed that he preferred his left hand over his right hand. He died in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1873.