Stahl, Friedrich

PAINTER (GERMANY)
BORN 27 Dec 1863, München - DIED 12 Jul 1940, Roma
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Acattolico, Via Caio Cestio 6 (Parte Antica, 8)

Painter of portraits, landscapes and still lifes. He studied in Munich and Berlin. He was influenced by Feuerbach, Böcklin and the Pre-Raphaelites. In 1900 he stayed in England for a while. In 1901 he started exhibiting at Schulte's in Berlin. Between 1904 and 1913 he lived in Italy. Back in Germany he settled in Feldafing where he worked for 12 years.

In 1919 he exhibited at the Crystal Palace in Munich. In 1925 he returned to Italy where he lived in Rome. Adolf Hitler liked his work very much and aquired 20 paintings by Stahl after 1933. In 1939 Stalh became a member of the Deutsche Kunstgesellschatt. Also in 1939 he exhibited at the Zuccari Palace in Rome and at the Künstlerhaus in Berlin. In April 1940 he received the Gother Medal by the hand of Hans Georg von Mackensen, the German Ambassador in Rome. He died shortly afterwards in Rome.

His grave is at the Cimitero Acattolico. Hitler personally commanded his gravestone to be executed by Walter Rossler.

Related persons
• was influenced by Böcklin, Arnold
• was influenced by Feuerbach, Anselm

Sources
Country DE: Germany
NSDAP: The Nazi Party

Images

The grave of Friedrich Stahl at the Cimitero Acattolico, Rome.
Picture by Androom (23 Jan 2010)

 


Stallaert, Joseph

Published: 27 Jun 2010
Last update: 27 Jun 2010