Magnus, Eduard

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

Eduard Magnus 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.

Hereturned 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

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

Images

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

 


Magritte, René

Published: 10 Jun 2007
Last update: 10 Jun 2007