Kaulbach, Friedrich

PAINTER (GERMANY)
BORN 8 Jul 1822, Arolsen, Waldeck - DIED 17 Sep 1903, Hannover, Niedersachsen
GRAVE LOCATION Hannover, Niedersachsen: Stadtfriedhof Engesohde, Orli-Wald-Allee 2 (Abteilung 13, Nummer 85 a - c)

Friedrich Kaulbach started painting when he was 14 and went to the Academy in Munich in 1839. There he was taught by his cousin Wilhelm von Kaulbach. In 1848 he was offered a professorship in Munich but he refused.

In 1856 king George V of Hanover hired him to do a series of portraits and later he became offician court painter in Hanover. He is mainly known for his portraits and as a history painter. His son Friedrich was also a painter and worked in Munich.

Works:
"Adam and Eve by Cain’s" (1848; Museum für Bildende Künste, Leipzig);
"Elisabeth Nay" (1860; Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum);
"Coronation of Charlemagne" (Maximilaneum, München);
"Juliet Capulet’s Wedding Morning" (1862-1903; Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum, Hannover).

Family
• Son: Kaulbach, Friedrich August von

Related persons
• is cousin of Kaulbach, Wilhelm von

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Images

The tomb of Friedrich Kaulbach at Stadtfriedhof Engesohde, Hannover.
Picture by Androom (15 Dec 2002)

 

The tomb of Friedrich Kaulbach at Stadtfriedhof Engesohde, Hannover.
Picture by Androom (15 Dec 2002)

 


Kaulbach, Friedrich August von

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 18 Dec 2010