Eduard Karl Franz von Gebhardt. (1838 – 1925)

Eduard von Gebhardt, a professor of the Düsseldorf Academy of Arts, was born in the village of Järva-Jaani in Estonia.

Eduard von Gebhardt started his education at the Arts Academy of Saint Petersburg at the age of sixteen and graduated from it in 1858.

Then, Gebhardt had travelled for two years and studied during the trip at Karlsruhe Art School.

After, Eduard pursued his training at the Arts Academy of the city of Düsseldorf (Kunstakademie Düsseldorf) which he entered in 1860 and where he was taught by a German genre painter Wilhelm Sohn.During his life, along with the multiple religious paintings, Eduard von Gebhardt created several murals, the most notable of which were Scenes from the Life of Christ made for the Lutheran monastery Loccum Abbey (Kloster Loccum) in