Manzel, Ludwig

BORN 3 Jun 1858, Kagendorf, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - DIED 20 Nov 1936, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Manzel, Karl Ludwig
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Brandenburg: Südwestkirchhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Block Heilig Geist, Gartenblock V, Gartenstelle)

Ludwig Manzel studied with Albert Wolff and Fritz Schaper at the Academy in Berlin. In 1889 he set up as an independent sculptor and in 1895 he became a member of the Prussian Academy of Arts.

In 1896 he became a professor at the Königlichen Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin and in 1903 he succeeded Reinhold Begas at the Meisteratelier in Berlin. From 1912 until 1918 he was President of the Prussian Academy of Arts. He was close to emperor Wilhelm II and he portrayed him several times.

He designed the grave monument for F.W. Murnau at Stahnsdorf in Berlin and he was buried himself at the same cemetery a few years later.

Related persons
• designed grave monument of Murnau, Friedrich Wilhelm


The grave of Karl Ludwig Manzel at the Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (13 Nov 2004)


• Gottschalk, Wolfgang, Südwestfriedhof Stahnsdorf, Verlag Dirk Nishen, Berlin, 1991
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Manzoni, Alessandro

Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 03 Jan 2022