Master of düsseldorf school. 1823 worked in the Studio of W. von Schadow in Berlin, he moved in 1826 in Dusseldorf was visited by the highest class of the Academy of arts Dusseldorf. In October 1830 traveled with Shadowym in Italy. Visited Belgium, I was in St. Petersburg (1844). From 1836 successor to G. K. Kolbe, the post of Professor at the Academy of düsseldorf (until 1854). Created works mainly in the genre of historical painting, also wrote landscapes, portraits, genre scenes (Children waiting for the Christmas tree, 1840, St. Petersburg, State. The Hermitage). A typical example of the art of the Hildebrandt painting of the Assassination of sons of Edward IV (1835, Dusseldorf Museum of Art), executed in the tradition of academic history painting, the convergence of domestic.
The oldest painters of the Düsseldorf school. Pupil of Berlin Academy of arts and V. Schadow, he, along with the latter, settled in 1826, at Dusseldorf, where, together with his teacher, made in 1829 trip to Belgium and Holland, and in 1830 to Italy. This journey has contributed significantly to the development of his talent, who took a realistic direction with a strong tinge of romanticism. The direction they were first vaccinated in the environment of the düsseldorf artists. In their historical and domestic genre paintings just he cared more about the colorful effect and the faithful transmission of nature. The affliction of the brain, revealed with 1850, sad responded to his activities and he soon finished it at all. The main paintings of this artist: “King Lear and Cordelia” (1826), “Tancred baptizing the dying Clorinda” (1828, engraved Alderman), “Soldier and child” (1832, náchod. in Berlin. the national gallery graver. Mandel), “Children of Edward” (1835, the best of all paintings, gravirov. Knolle) and “Wolsey in the monastery” (1842).