Eduard Julius Friedrich Bendemann (1811-1889) was born in Berlin to Jewish parents who converted to Christianity. He studied at the University of Art in Berlin under Wilhelm von Schadow and attended the Düsseldorf Art Academy. He traveled to Italy and France over a number of years but settled in Düsseldorf, working as a freelance painter. Bendemann taught at Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden and then served at the director of the Düsseldorf Art Academy for a number of years before resigning due to health-related issues.
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Unknown Artist: Portrait of Eduard Bendemann (1811-1889), Leo Baeck Institute, 78.100.