Rudolf Koller - Zurich, Switzerland
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N 47° 22.392 E 008° 32.614
32T E 465542 N 5246738
Quick Description: The Hotel Adler in Old Town Zurich was the childhood home of famous Swiss painter Rudolf Koller.
Date Posted: 9/26/2014 8:46:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMMJ3W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
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Long Description:
A sign outside the Hotel Adler reads (in German):

Rudolf Koller
1828 - 1905
Der tier-maler Johann Rudolf Koller verbrachte sein Jugendjahre im Gasthof Adler. Er war einer der bedeutendsten Tier- und Landschafts Maler. Sein berühmtestes Werk, die "Gotthardpost", entstand 1873.

[English Translation]
Rudolf Koller
1828 - 1905
The animal-painter Johann Rudolf Koller spent his youth in the Gasthof Adler. He was one of the most important animal and landscape painters. His most famous work, the "Gotthard Post", was created in 1873.

The following information is from the Hotel Adler (visit link) website:

"When Rudolf was two years old, his father, a butcher and publican, took over the "Schwarzen Adler" (Black Eagle) hotel. Since mainly waggoners and cattle dealers stayed at the hotel, Rudolf saw horses and cows on a daily basis. He painted his impressions on the slates, walls and cupboard doors of the hotel. The family who own the Adler bought many works from Koller and now make them exclusively accessible to hotel guests. These include the paintings "Rider and Farmer's Wife at the Lake", "Portrait of Mother", "Cows in the Meadow", "Herds of Cows and Sheep at the Edge of the Forest" and "Self-Portrait at 16 Years", as well as a copy of the "Gotthard Post". Koller felt at home in Zurich, as his writings testify."
Name of Famous Person: Rudolf Koller

Physical Address: Rosengasse 10, Zurich, Switzerland

What is this person famous for?:
Painter of animals and Swiss landscapes

Website verifying legitimacy of site: [Web Link]

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Personal Experience:
We were in Zurich for 2 days during a 4-week Central Europe summer vacation in 2014. We spent most of our time in Zurich wandering around the Old Town area. We spotted the Hotel Adler and its sign about Rudolf Koller on the first day.

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