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Franz Müller-Gossen (1871-1946)

Franz Muller-Gossen was a German painter born in Munchengladbach. He studied at the Kunstschule (School of Art) in Dusseldorf between 1886-89 and moving to St Ives in 1890’s. He studied in Cornwall under Stanhope Forbes and later Julius Olsson. He taught art in Penzance and considered Cornwall 'essential for his art and happiness.' In 1902, Kaiser Wilhelm II and his wife visited Muller-Gossen’s studio in Munich where they purchased nine paintings, marking the start of the Kaiser's important patronage. Despite being interned in Cornwall at the outbreak of WW1 he returned frequently to Cornwall during the interwar years.  Franz Muller-Gossen exhibited throughout Europe including at the Royal Academy and today his works can see be seen at the Royal Cornwall Museum and Penlee House Gallery & Museum.

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