Seidl, Gabriel von

ARCHITECT (BAVARIA)
BORN 9 Dec 1848, München - DIED 27 Apr 1913, Bad Tölz, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (left wall SP-2-21)

Gabriel von Seidl was the son of a baker. His mother was the daughter of the brewer Gabriel Sedlmayr. He studied at the Polytechnic School in Munich and worked as an engineer in England. But he decided that he wanted to be an architect and returned to Munich to study at the Academy of Fine Arts.

In 1870/1871 he served in the army as a volunteer during the Franco-Prussian War. He continued his studies in Rome and opened a studio in 1878. He was soon succesful and was awarded several prizes and honours. Among his works were the Lenbach villa in Munich (1887-1891), the villa of F.A. von Kaulbach (1887-1889) and the Bavarian National Museum (1894-1899).

In 1890 he married Franziska Neunzert. They had five children. In 1913 he started work on the Deutsches Museum, but he died in the same year.

Related persons
• worked for Kaulbach, Friedrich August von
• was teacher to Schumacher, Fritz

Sources
• Hufnagel, Max Joseph, Berühmte Tote im Südlichen Friedhof zu München, Zeke Verlag, Würzburg, 1983
Gabriel von Seidl – Wikipedia

Images

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

 


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Published: 27 Apr 2016
Last update: 27 Apr 2016