Gensler, Martin

BORN 9 May 1811, Hamburg - DIED 14 Dec 1881, Hamburg
BIRTH NAME Gensler, Johann Martin
GRAVE LOCATION Hamburg: Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Fühlsbüttler Strasse 756 (Gedächtnisfiedhof 22 (reburied together with other painters))

Youngest of the three Gensler brothers. He studied at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf. Like his brothers he was a member of the Hamburger Künstlerverein.

Had a wide knowledge of medieval architecture and was an expert on the architecture of Hamburg and of art in Hamburg. When the Hamburger Altstadt was destroyed by fire in 1842 Martin Gensler had the task to save the art treasures that hadn't been burned. The collection he managed to bring together formed the basis of the later Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte (Museum of History of Hamburg).

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Gensler, Günther
• is brother/sister of Gensler, Jacob


The stone (at the Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Hamburg) marking the remains of several painters that were moved from their original burial place.
Picture by Androom (16 Aug 1999)


Martin Gensler – Wikipedia

Gentils, Vic

Published: 14 Apr 2018
Last update: 25 Apr 2022