Max, Gabriel Cornelius von

PAINTER (AUSTRIA)
BORN 23 Aug 1840, Praha - DIED 24 Nov 1915, München
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (23-01-20)

Gabriel von Max was first educated by his father, the sculptor Joseph Max. In Vienna Carl Blaas was his teacher and from 1863 to 1865 he attended the Academy in Munich where he was taught by Karl von Piloty. In 1867 he attracted attention with "Martyr at the Cross" and he created more painting with shocking scenes and cruel details.

Death continued to be an important theme in his paintings and later in life he was involved in spiritism and occultism. His fascination with Darwin's evolution theory resulted in a series of paintings, among them "Apes as Critics" (1899, Neue Pinakothek, München).

Family
• Son: Max, Colombo

Related persons
• was pupil to Piloty, Karl Theodor von
• was teacher to Schwartze, Thérèse

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
• Hufnagel, Max Joseph, Berühmte Tote im Südlichen Friedhof zu München, Zeke Verlag, Würzburg, 1983

Images

The grave of Gabriel von Max at the Alte Südfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (04 Dec 2015)

 


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Published: 12 Dec 2015
Last update: 12 Dec 2015