* 1858, Kahlstädt (Ostpreußen) 1941, München
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* 1858, Kahlstädt (Ostpreußen), 1941, München
Vetter was a member of the artist group 'Allotria' and of the association of artists known as 'Die Türmer', of which Otto Pippel was then president. In 1889 he exhibited for the first time at the Glaspalast, showing the painting 'Eine Kirchenprozession' (A Church Procession). In 1882 he was one of the initial members of the Munich Secession. 1893 saw him move for a short period to Dachau but he soon returned to Munich, where he would remain throughout his life.
Vetter enjoyed a strong reputation as an artist and in 1926 was named an honorary professor. He was an impressionist painter, concentrating on city scenes. Predominantly painting views of his adopted city, Vetter's paintings depict Munich at all times of the day and throughout the seasons. His work thus serves to document the city to a high artistic level, throughout the decades either side of the turn of the century, and into the 1930s. In addition, he painted a number of genre paintings as well as public interiors. During Vetter's lifetime his paintings were shown at more than 60 international art exhibitions.
(We are sorry, currently only the German version is available)München, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Neue Pinakothek
München, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus
(We are sorry, currently only the German version is available)Rauch, Alexander: s.v. „Vetter, Charles (Karl Friedrich Alfred)“, in: Bruckmanns Lexikon der Münchner Kunst. Münchner Maler im 19. Jahrhundert, bearbeitet von Horst Ludwig, Bd. 4: Saffer-Zwengauer, München 1983, S. 291-293 Vollmer, Hans: s.v. „Vetter, Charles“, in: Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, begründet von Ulrich Thieme und Felix Becker, hrsg. von Hans Vollmer, Bd. 34: Urliens-Vzal, Leipzig 1923, S. 315