Georg Heinrich Busse
1810 Brennemühlen / Hannover – Hannover 1868

German painter, draughtsman and graphic artist

Busse studied at the academy of arts in Dresden and there he was a pupil of the copper engraver Christian Ernst Stölzel (1792-1837). In 1834 he got a grant for a study trip to Italy, where he lived, studied and work from 1835 until 1843.

Then he visited Greece and came back to Hannover in 1844, where he was appointed copper engraver at court. In 1858 he made a second study trip via Paris and Algiers through the Atlas Mountains to the ruins of Lambessa and Carthage and back via Malta and Italy.

Busse was one of the later representatives of the so called 'Deutschrömer' in Italy. In his series „Malerische Radirungen verschiedener Gegenden Italiens“ his deep rootedness into the tradition of Joseph Anton Koch (1768-1839) and Johann Christian Reinhart (1761-1847) can clearly be seen.