Hermann Armin von Kern (born in Liptoujvar, former Hungary, now Hradok, Slovenia, 1838 – died in Maria Enzersdorf, Austria, 1912) was an academic Austrian painter. He was the son of a doctor of medicine who recognized his exceptional talent at an early age and paid for his education.
The happy gardener
At the age of 16 he studied first in Leutschau , 1854 in Prague and then in Vienna at the famous Academy of Arts. 1867 he studied in Düsseldorf, 1870 Academy of Fine Arts in Munich First he was occupied as a portrait and genre painter in Budapest and in 1877 he moved to Vienna, Austria and lived there with his big family till his death. Kern specialized on portraits and genre scenes. As subject found Kern especially playing children, music making gypsies, tavern scenes and single persons in genre scenes. Hermann Kern, sponsored by emperor Franz Joseph I., was one of the most popular Austrian genre painters of his time. Some of his paintings were bought by the Habsburg court. His daughter Pauline von Kern, also an academic painterpainted mainly portraits and landscapes.(wikipedia)