Seitz, Franz von

PAINTER, LITHOGRAPHER, COSTUME DESIGNER (GERMANY)
BORN 31 Dec 1817, München, Bayern - DIED 13 Apr 1883, München, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (25-13-36)

Franz von Seitz studied under Joseph Schlotthauer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. After that he worked as a lithographer and a drawer. In 1848 he became the artistic director of the satirical magazine "Lechtkugeln" and in 1855 he became costume designer at the Court Theatre in Munich. In 1858 he was appointed professor at the Academy of Arts and in 1869 he became the artistic director of the Court Theatre.

Together with his son Rudolf he made many designs for Schloss Linderhof, one of the projects of kind Ludwig II of Bavaria. He also decorated Ludwig's royal train. In 1876 he retired and he became a honorary member of the Academy of Art. He died in 1883 in Munich.

Related persons
• was painted by Lenbach, Franz von

Sources
Franz von Seitz – Wikipedia
https://de.wikisource.org/wiki/ADB:Seitz

Images

The grave of Franz von Seitz at the Alte Südfriedhof, München.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2008)

 


Sellers, Peter

Published: 27 Apr 2016
Last update: 27 Apr 2016