Schwindt, Moritz von

PAINTER (AUSTRIA)
BORN 21 Jan 1804, Wien - DIED 8 Feb 1871, München
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (16-9-43/44)

Romantic painter. He was the son of the Austrian Court Secretary Johann Franz von Schwindt. In 1818 he started studying Philosophy, but in 1821 he switched to the Art Academy.

Specializing in literary themes and landscapes, he illustrated Robinson Crusoe (1821-1823) and works of E.T.A. Hoffmann (1825). From 1840 until 1844 he worked in Karlsruhe, where he met Louise Sachs and married her in 1843.

In 1847 he became a professor at the Academy in Munch. In that city he painted scenes from Phantasus by Ludwig Tieck in the former library of the Residenz. In 1854-1855 he painted the interior of the Wartburg in Eisenach.

Related persons
• was a friend of Grillparzer, Franz
• illustrated work of Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor Amadeus
• was written about by Kalkschmidt, Eugen
• was a friend of Mörike, Eduard
• was a friend of Schubert, Franz Peter

Sources
Schilderkunst van A tot Z, REBO, Lisse, 1990
onlinekunst.de: kunst und kultur im internet; online magazin

Images

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

 


Schwitters, Kurt

Published: 15 Jun 2007
Last update: 24 Jun 2007