Koch, Joseph Anton

PAINTER (HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE)
BORN 27 Jul 1768, Obergiblen (near Elbigenalp im Lechtal), Tirol - DIED 12 Jan 1839, Roma, Lazio: Palazzo Galoppi
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Campo Santo Teutonico, Via di Porta Cavalleggeri

Joseph Anton Koch was the son of an Austrian farmer. he was educated at the studio of the sculptor Ignaz Ingerl in Augsburg before he attended the Hohe Carlsschule in Stuttgart. Because of his sympathies for the French Revolution he was arrested in 1791 and had to leave school without graduating.

His patron George Nott enabled him to travel to Italy in 1794 and he settled in Rome, where he studied with Asmus Jakob Karstens. He also met Thorvaldsen and they became friends. From 1797 onwards he illustrated the works of Homer and Shakespeare.

In 1806 he married Cassandra Ranaldi and they had three children. From 1812 to 1815 he lived in Vienna. After his return to Rome a there was a group of artist around him that would later be known as the Nazarenes. The group included Peter von Cornelius, Friedrich Overbeck, Wilhelm von Schadow and Philipp Veit.

Between 1824 and 1829 he worked on frescoes for the Casino Massimo. He continued painting until his deathin 1839.

Related persons
• knew Bhr, Johann Karl Ulrich
• was pupil to Carstens, Asmus Jakob
• knew Rohden, Johann Martin von

Sources
Joseph Anton Koch – Wikipedia

Images

The plaque for Joseph Anton Koch at the Palazzo Galoppi in Rome where he died.
Picture by Androom (23 Jan 2010)

 

The plaque for Joseph Anton Koch at the Palazzo Galoppi in Rome where he died.
Picture by Androom (23 Jan 2010)

 

Grave monument for Joseph Anton Koch at the Campo Santo Teutonico, Rome.
Picture by Androom (25 Jan 2010)

 


Koenig, Marie Pierre

Published: 1 Dec 2017
Last update: 1 Dec 2017