Eugen Ducker (1841-1916)

Eugen Dücker was a son of the master carpenter Eduard Dücker (1813-1886) and his wife Amalie, née Fischer (1810-1880). His sister and student was the painter Marie Dücker. They came from the German-Baltic Dücker family from the Baltic Sea island of Ösel. He received his first drawing lessons from the draftsman and lithographer Friedrich Sigismund Stern. From 1858 to 1862 he attended the Academy in St. Petersburg, where he first studied sculpture with David Jensen (1816-1902) and then turned to landscape painting under Ssokrat Maximowitsch Vorobjeff (1817-1888). He traveled through Europe on a six-year travel grant. He went to Karlsruhe, where he took lessons from Karl Friedrich Lessing, and to Munich. In 1864 he settled in Düsseldorf, became Oswald Achenbach's successor in 1872 and became a teacher of landscape painting at the Düsseldorf Art Academy and

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