Alexander Zick (1845-1907):

German painter and illustrator

Alexander Zick was a great-grandson of painter Januarius Zick. He studied at the Dusseldorf Art Academy, first with sculptor August Wittig and then with painter Eduard Bendemann. Through his acquaintance with Ludwig Knaus Zick, he went to Berlin in 1880. Although still active as a genre and history painter, he was soon primarily known as an illustrator. He drew illustrations for fairytales, for family and youth magazines, but also for general literature, such as for an edition of Goethe’s Faust.