Morgenstern, Christian

PAINTER (GERMANY)
BORN 29 Sep 1805, Hamburg - DIED 27 Feb 1867, München
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (16-01-05)

Son of the portrait painter Carl Heinrich Morgenstern (1769-1813). In Hamburg he worked for Cornelius Suhr and with him he travelled in Europe. He was taught lithography and learnt landscape painting from Siegfried Bendixen. In 1827 he travelled to Norway and he studied until 1828 in Kopenhagen. After his return to Hamburg he moved to Munich in 1830.

There he was influenced by Karl Rottman. Among his best known paintings is "Mondnacht in Partenkirchen". He married Louise von Lüneschloß in 1844. The painter Carl Ernst Morgenstern was their son. Author Christian Morgenstern is his grandson.

Sources
• Hufnagel, Max Joseph, Berühmte Tote im Südlichen Friedhof zu München, Zeke Verlag, Würzburg, 1983
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Christian Morgenstern (Maler) – Wikipedia

Images

Christian Morgenstern's grave at the Alte Südfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (21 Mar 2002)

 

"Küste von Helgoland".
   (1863, München: Schack-Galerie)
 


Morgner, Irmtraud

Published: 13 Dec 2009
Last update: 31 Jan 2016