Griepenkerl, Christian

BORN 17 Mar 1839, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen - DIED 21 Mar 1916, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 0, Reihe 01, Nummer 79)

Christian Griepenkerl was born into a noble family in Oldenburg. The painter Ernst Willers (1803-1880) advised him to go to Vienna and there he attended Carl Rahl's private art school. In Vienna he worked at the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum (1864) and the Palais Tedesco. He became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in 1874 and from 1877 he headed a school there for history painting.

Griepenkerl had numerous students, among them Carl Moll, Richard Gerstl and Egon Schiele. In 1907/1908 he turned down the application by Adolf Hitler to enter the academy. He died in Vienna in 1916 after a short illness. He was to be buried at the Hietzing cemetery, but the city of Vienna decided to grant him a grave of honour at the Zentralfriedhof.

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The grave of Christian Griepenkerl at the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna.
Picture by Androom (31 Aug 2023)


Christian Griepenkerl - Wikipedia
Christian Griepenkerl – Wikipedia

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Published: 18 Sep 2023
Last update: 18 Sep 2023