School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Wilhelm Kümpel

Born: 1822, Germany, Altona   Died: 1880

Painter and musician. Studied at the Düsseldorf Academy, 1843-c.1848. Some of his early work was collected by King Christian VIII of Denmark. He settled in England where he worked as a portraitist and landscape painter being best known for his landscapes of West Hampshire. He was heavily involved in the New Forest Exhibition of 1876 and campaigned for the Forest's preservation. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1857 and 1879 and also saw some of his work published in the 'Illustrated London News'. He was a friend of George Powell of Nanteos. A collection of his letters is held in the National Library of Wales

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Bacchus OP62 Oil Paintings

Mark Ash, near Lyndhurst, New Forest OP61 Oil Paintings

[Young Bacchus with a panther / leopard] OP155 Oil Paintings

Bacchus WD116 WaterColourOrDrawings

Bragi WD117 WaterColourOrDrawings

Etretat from the North East WD118 WaterColourOrDrawings

Gannymede WD115 WaterColourOrDrawings

High Tide at Etretat WD119 WaterColourOrDrawings

In the New Forest WD120 WaterColourOrDrawings

[Portrait of a bearded man] WD111 WaterColourOrDrawings

Richard Wagner WD112 WaterColourOrDrawings

Robert Schumann WD110 WaterColourOrDrawings