Magnus, Eduard

BORN 7 Jan 1799, Berlin - DIED 8 Aug 1872, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Chausseestrasse (CK)

Eduard Magnus was the third son of Johann Matthias Magnus, who founded the Magnus Bank in Prussia. He was educated at the Building Academy of Arts in Berlin, but when he was 23 he decided to become a painter. He lived in Italy for several years and the paintings he produced there made him a name in Germany.

He returned to Berlin and in 1837 he became a member of the Academy of Arts. In 1844 he became a professor. By now he was mainly active as a portrait painter. Among the people he portrayed were Jenny Lind, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Bertel Thorvaldsen. In 1866 he became a member of the Senate of the Academy.

Related persons
• painted Lind, Jenny
• painted Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix
• was a friend of Winterhalter, Franz Xaver


The grave of Eduard Magnus at the Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (26 Mar 2007)


• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2005
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909

Magritte, René

Published: 10 Jun 2007
Last update: 11 Nov 2017