Cornelius, Peter von

PAINTER (GERMANY)
BORN 23 Sep 1783, Düsseldorf - DIED 6 Mar 1867, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: St. Hedwig-Friedhof, Liesenstrasse 8 (Feld Mauer 2)

Peter von Cornelius studied at the Academy in Düsseldorf. In 1811 he travelled to Rome, where he formed a group with painters like Overbeck, Schadow and Veit, eventually leading to the Nazarene movement.

In 1819 crown-prince Ludwig of Bavaria asked him to come to Munich, where he executed mural paintings. From 1821 to 1824 he was director of the Academy in Düsseldorf and in 1825 he became director of the Academy in Munich.

In 1841 the king of Prussia called him to Berlin where he worked and lived for the rest of his life. There he made decorations for the Nationalgalerie. He had many important pupils, among them Wilhelm von Kaulbach and Eugen Napoleon Neureuther.

His grave at the St. Hedwig Cemetery in Berlin was removed when the Berlin Wall was built, but later is was reerected in a more simple fashion.

Related persons
• was teacher to Kaulbach, Wilhelm von
• was teacher to Neureuther, Eugen Napoleon
• knew Schadow-Godenhaus, Wilhelm Friedrich von
• was a friend of Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Julius, Ritter
• was teacher to Winterhalter, Franz Xaver

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
• Fischer, Manfred F., Ruhmeshalle und Bavaria, Bayerische Verwaltung der Staatlichen Schlösser, München, 1987
• Streidt, Gert & Peter Feierabend, Pruisen, kunst en architectuur, Könemann, Köln, 2000
• Aubert, Joachim, Handbuch der Grabstätten berühmten Deutscher, Österreicher und Schweizer, Deutscher Kunstverlag, München, 1973
• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994
• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2005

Images

The grave of Peter von Cornelius at the St. Hedwig-Friedhof I, Berlin.
Picture by androom (27 Mar 2007)

 

The grave of Peter von Cornelius at the St. Hedwig-Friedhof I, Berlin.
Picture by androom (27 Mar 2007)

 


Cornell, Joseph

Published: 31 Oct 2009
Last update: 26 May 2012