Albert Anker (April 1, 1831 – July 16, 1910) is a Swiss painter.He attended his first drawing classes at the age of 14 until it came of age. Then he studied theology at the University of Bern and in Germany. Fascinated by art collections, he convinces his father to pursue an artistic career. He goes to Paris and becomes the pupil of Charles Gleyre, who will also teach Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Between 1855 and 1860, he attends the National School of Fine Arts.
In 1866, Albert Anker makes plans for ceramist Théodore Deck. He will make more than 300 drawings. The same year, he receives the gold medal at the Paris Salon for two of his paintings.
Between 1870 and 1874, he is elected deputy to the Grand Council of the Canton of Bern and supports the construction of the Museum of Fine Arts.
During his travels in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Lille, he paints watercolors.
In September 1901, victim of a heart attack, his right hand is paralyzed. He gives up the large canvases and sits on a chair, a sheet of paper on his lap, he will make more than 500 watercolors.