"b. Berlin, 1820. Pupil of the Berlin Academy, of Von Kleber, of Heinrich Hess, and Cornelius, and Pensioner of the Berlin Academy at Paris and Rome. Member and vice-president of the Academy of Berlin. Member of the Academy of Vienna and of the Royal Society of Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium. Officer of the Order of Leopold. Medals at Berlin, Vienna, Munich, and Paris. " Among the German genre painters of the day Carl Becker takes a distinguished and distinct position. He has succeeded, in his own manner, in accomplishing unusual things. He excites popular approbation, silences the voices of the critics, and disarms his opponents. - Ludwig Pirtsch, in Illustrirte Zeitung." [P. 34.]
Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company, 1883.