Kügelgen, Gerhard von

BORN 6 Feb 1772, Bacharach, Rheinland-Pfaltz - DIED 27 Mar 1820, Dresden, Sachsen: Loschwitz
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Friedrichstrasse

Gerhard von Kügelgen came to Dresden in 1805. He lived in the house at the Hauptstrasse which is now the Museum der Frühromantik (Museum of Early Romanticism). In 1814 he became a Professor at the Academy of Art. His work consists mainly of portraits and religious and mythical scenes. among his portraits are those of Goethe, Schiller, Wieland, Herder and Caspar David Friedrich. His twin brother Carl was also a painter and worked in St. Petersburg.

Related persons
• was teacher to Seidler, Louise


The grave of Gerhard von Kügelgen at the Innerer Katholischen Friedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (5 Aug 1998)


'Ariadne auf Naxos'.
(Köln: Walraff-Richartz Museum)

Baedeker's Rhine, Baedeker, Stuttgart, 1985

Kuhnert, Wilhelm

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 14 Jul 2018