Kriehuber, Josef

BORN 14 Dec 1800, Wien - DIED 30 May 1876, Wien
BIRTH NAME Kriehuber, Josef Nikolaus
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 11, Reihe 02, Nummer 49)

Josef Kriehuber was first taught by his brother Johann and then by Hubert Maurer at the Academy in Vienna. In 1818 he went to Poland to work as a drawing master. In 1821 he returned to Vienna where he worked for a publishing company. His first portrait using lithography were created in 1826. After that he created numerous portrait-lithographs of the famous people of his time. Among those portrayed were Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Fanny Elssler, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Niccolò Paganini and Sigismond Thalberg.

In 1860 he received the Franz Joseph Order, but after that photography became popular and his lithographs were no longer wanted. Towards the end of his life he lived in poverty. He died in 1876 in Vienna. His son was the draftsman and lothographer Fritz Kriehuber (1834-1871).

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The grave of Josef Kriehuber at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2016)


• Prahacs, Margit, Franz Liszt, Briefe aus Ungarischen Sammlungen 1835-1886, Bärenreiter, Kassel, 1966
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Josef Kriehuber - Wikipedia

Kristel, Sylvia

Published: 18 Oct 2021
Last update: 18 Aug 2022