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.
painted Lind, Jenny
painted Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix
was a friend of Winterhalter, Franz Xaver
Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2005
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909