Gensler, Günther

BORN 28 Feb 1803, Hamburg - DIED 28 May 1884, Hamburg
BIRTH NAME Gensler, Johann Günther
GRAVE LOCATION Hamburg: Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Fühlsbüttler Strasse 756 (Gedächtnisfriedhof 22 (reburied together with other painters))

Gùnther Genssler was the son of a goldspinner. He was a teacher at the Gelehrtenschule des Johanneum in Hamburg and a member of the Hamburger Künstlerverein from 1832 onwards.

He was best known for his portraits. In later years he gave drawing lessons at the Schule der Patriottische Gesellschaft. For his lectures on art history he received a gold medal in 1867. Work: "Mitgleider des Hamburger Kunstvereins im Jahre 1840".

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


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)


Gensler, Jacob

Published: 14 Apr 2018
Last update: 25 Apr 2022