Wislicenus, Hans

PAINTER (GERMANY)
BORN 3 Dec 1864, Weimar, Thüringen - DIED 14 Dec 1939, Berlin: Mommsenstrasse 5, Charlottenburg
CAUSE OF DEATH stomach cancer
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Friedhof Wilmersdorf, Berliner Straße 81-103 (WG 2)

Hans Wislicenus was a son of the history painter Hermann Wislicenus (1825-1899). The author Georg Wislicenus (1858-1927) and the painter Max Wislicenus (1861-1957) were his brothers. He studied at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf from 1882 to 1889 and continued his studies with Eugène Carrière and others in Paris. In 1891 he exhibited in Berlin.

In 1896 he married his cousin Lilli Finzelberg with whom he had spent part of his childhood (she lived for several years with the family). Their son Hans Hermann (1898-1983) became a painter under the name of Jean Visly. In his later years Hans Wislicenus mainly worked as a portrait painter of Berlin society. His wife Lilli died the next day. They were buried in the grave of her parents at the Städtischer Friedhof Wilmersdorf in Berlin.

Family
• Wife: Finzelberg, Lilli

Images

The grave of Hans Wislicenus and Lilli Finzelberg at the Städtischer Friedhof Wilmersdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (26 Jan 2008)

 

The grave of Hans Wislicenus and Lilli Finzelberg at the Städtischer Friedhof Wilmersdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (26 Jan 2008)

 

Sources
• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2006
• Steckner, Cornelius, Museum Friedhof, Bedeutende Grabmäler in Berlin, Stapp Verlag, Berlin, 1984
Hans Wislicenu - Wikipedia


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Published: 06 Jan 2013
Last update: 18 Mar 2023