Drake, Friedrich

SCULPTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 23 Jun 1805, Bad-Pyrmont - DIED 6 Apr 1882, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Alter St. Matthäus Friedhof, Grossgörschenstrasse 12 (D-o-30)

Friedrich Drake started his education in Minden and worked at his father's workplace from 1821 until 1824. In 1827 he became a pupil of Christian Daniel Rauch.

In 1836 his sister married the painter Friedrich Eduard Meyerheim. In 1837 he became a member of the Academy of Art in Berlin and during the same year he became a professor. For the Southern part of the Tiergarten in Berlin he created a large statue of king Friedrich Wilhelm III.

In 1853 he created one of the eight figures for the Schlossbrücke in Berlin. From 1852 until 1866 he taught at the Academy. His best known work is the Viktoria at the Siegessäule (Victory Column) in Berlin.

Related persons
• knew Facius, Angelika Bellonata
• has a connection with Neander, August
• was pupil to Rauch, Christian Daniel

Sources
Baedeker Berlin, Baedeker Verlag, Stuttgart, 1994
Grafmonument
Friedrich Drake – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Friedrich Drake at the Alter St. Matthäus Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2008)

 


Dresen, Adolf

Published: 26 Oct 2008
Last update: 26 Oct 2008