Begas, Oscar

BORN 21 Jul 1828, Berlin - DIED 10 Nov 1883, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Alter Friedhof Wannsee [Friedhof Wannsee I], Friedenstrasse 8-10

Oscar Begas was the oldest son of the painter Carl Joseph Begas. He started painting as a child and he was educated in history painting at the Academy of Art in Berlin.

In Dresden he was a pupil of Eduard Benneman for a year. From 1850 to 1854 he lived in Rome and after he returned he concentrated on portrait painting. He portrayed rich citizens like Leopold Ullstein (in 1882) but also members of the royal family in Berlin. For the academy in Antwerp he painted Peter von Cornelius in 1861. In 1868 his portrait of Helmuth von Moltke was created.

Related persons
• painted Cornelius, Peter von
• painted Franz, Helene, Freifrau von Heldburg


The grave of Oscar Begas at the Alter Friedhof Wannsee, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (10 Aug 2016)


Oscar Begas – Wikipedia

Behnes, William

Published: 07 Dec 2016
Last update: 20 Apr 2022