Echter, Michael

PAINTER (GERMANY)
BORN 5 Mar 1812, München - DIED 4 Feb 1879, München
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (27-12-02)

Michel Echter was educated at the academy in Muncih. He assisted Schnorr in Königsbau. In 1847 he followed Wilhelm Kaulbach to Berlin where he assisted him with the wallpaintings at the Neues Museum. He also worked at the Maximilianeum in Munich where he finished "Ungarnschlacht auf dem Lechfeld 955" in 1860.

At the Residenz in Munich he depicted the Nibelungen saga in 30 wall paintings. For king Ludwig II of Bavaria he produced waterpaintings bases on the opera's of Richard Wagner.

Related persons
• worked for Kaulbach, Wilhelm von

Sources
Alter Südfriedhof zu München
Michael Echter – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Michael Echter at the Alte Südfriedhof, München.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2008)

 


Eckart, Dietrich

Published: 9 Jan 2016
Last update: 9 Jan 2016