Hitler's Favorite Painter (and one of mine too)


The Isle of the Dead

Arnold Bocklin was a 19th century symbolist painter whose work influenced and inspired Salvador Dali, Sergi Rachmaninoff, Marcel Duchamp and H. R. Giger. Adolph Hitler owned eleven of his paintings and cited Bocklin as his favorite painter.


Click through the jump for a gallery of weird and wonderful art by this little known, but profoundly influential artist…

The following images come from this great Japanese site devoted to Bocklin's work. (Too bad I don't speak Japanese!)





Here are some other great 19th century symbolist and romantic painters to check out at the same site…

Henry Fuseli

Thomas Cole

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

George Frederic Watts

John Martin

Jean Delville

Louis Janmot

Evelyn De Morgan

Gaetano Previati