|PAINTER, ILLUSTRATOR, ART COLLECTOR (GERMANY)|
BORN 9 May 1811, Hamburg - DIED 14 Dec 1881, Hamburg|
REAL NAME Gensler, Johann Martin
GRAVE LOCATION Hamburg: Ohlsdorfer Friedhof (Gedächtnisfiedhof 22 (reburied together with other painters))
Youngest of the three Gensler brothers. He studied at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf. Like his brothers he was a member of the Hamburger Künstlerverein.
Had a wide knowledge of medieval architecture and was an expert on the architecture of Hamburg and of art in Hamburg. When the Hamburger Altstadt was destroyed by fire in 1842 Martin Gensler had the task to save the art treasures that hadn't been burned. The collection he managed to bring together formed the basis of the later Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte (Museum of History of Hamburg).
is brother/sister of Gensler, Günther
is brother/sister of Gensler, Jacob
Martin Gensler â€“ Wikipedia