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(1786 Noerdlingen, Bavaria - 1862 Munich, Bavaria)
Albrecht Adam was a German battles and horses painter.
While he first began with an apprenticeship as confectioner and went in 1803 to Nuremberg to begin his training. However, influenced by the director of the Academy of Fine Arts of Nuremberg and later by Johann Rugendas, he turned towards painting mainly battlefields and horses. After having participated at the Austrian campaign in 1809 he stayed in Vienna for a while where he drew the attention of Eugène de Beauharnais and was nomitated his painter of the Court.
Most of his subsequential works deal with the theme of the Russian campaign, in which he participated under de Beauharnais. Among other works, he painted a diary of the campaign in 83 scenes. In 1815, Adam moved to Munich, where he was occupied by the emperors and kings of Bavaria and Austria. He worked until a great age, recording battles and portraying horses, even though in his late works he was supported by the help of his sons, Benno, Eugen and Franz.