Bennewitz von Loefen, Karl Wilhelm Leopold

PAINTER (GERMANY)
BORN 15 Nov 1826, Thorn - DIED 31 Aug 1895
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche II, Zossener Strasse (Halleschen Tor), Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (1/1-4-1/2 62)

Karl Wilhelm Leopold Bennewitz von Loefen served as an officer in the army before he decided to become an artist in 1849. He studied with Schirmer in Berlin and with Zimmermann in Munich. After travelling in Scotland, Tyrol and Italy he settled in Berlin in 1856.

Initially he painted mountains, but he became best known for his landscapes. His son Carl was also a well known painter.

Family
• Son: Bennewitz von Loefen, Carl

Sources
• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994

Images

The grave of Karl Wilhelm Leopold Bennewitz von Loefen at the Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche II, Halleschen Tor, Kreuzberg, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (08 Apr 2003)

 


Benoit, Peter

Published: 24 May 2010
Last update: 27 Jun 2010