Kobell, Wilhelm von

PAINTER, PRINTMAKER (HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE)
BORN 6 Apr 1766, Mannheim - DIED 10 Jul 1855, München
REAL NAME Kobell, Wilhelm Alexander Wolfgang von
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse (23-13-20/21)

Wilhelm von Kobell was the son of the landscape painter Ferdinand Kobell. He was taught by his father and his uncle Franz Kobell and studied in Mannheim under F.A. von Leydendorf (1721-1795). He helped his father with several landscapes and after elector Charles Theodore bought two of his paintings he moved to Munich.

Apart from landscapes he became known for his paintings of battles and horses. In 1808 he became a professor at the Academy in Munich.

Related persons
• was teacher to Neureuther, Eugen Napoleon

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
KOBELL, Wilhelm von Biography , German Paint Art, Gallery Art ,Painters

Images

Wilhelm von Kobell's grave at the Alte Südfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (21 Mar 2002)

 


Koken, Edmund

Published: 13 Dec 2009
Last update: 13 Dec 2009