Piloty, Karl Theodor von

BORN 1 Oct 1826, München - DIED 21 Jul 1886, Ambach
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Nordfriedhof, Ungererstrasse 130 (027-01-17)

Son of the lithographer Ferdinand Piloty. He was educated his father and at the Academy in Munich. In 1840 he became a pupil of Schnorr von Carolsfeld. After his father's death in 1844 he had to attend to the family business, but in 1846 he returned to the Academy and studied with his brother in law Karl Schorn.

He was influenced by the Belgian painter Louis Gallait. His painting "Seni by the Body of Wallenstein" (1855) is now at the Neue Pinakothek in Munich. In 1860 he was knighted and in 1874 he became the director of the Academy.

He died in 1886 and was buried at the Alte Südfriedhof in Munich. In later years his remains were transferred to the Nordfriedhof in Munich. His old tomb can still be seen at the Alte Südfriedhof.

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The former grave of Karl von Piloty at the Alte Südfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (04 Jan 1997)


The grave of Karl von Piloty at the Nordfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2003)


"Thusnelda im Triumphzug des Germanicus".
   (1868/1873, München: Neue Pinakothek)

• Scheibmayr, Erich, Wer? Wann? Wo?, Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1989
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909

Pinczési, Judit

Published: 2 Nov 2008
Last update: 20 Nov 2015