Meyerheim, Paul

BORN 13 Jul 1842, Berlin - DIED 14 Sep 1915, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Meyerheim, Paul Friedrich
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, Gudrunstrasse, Lichtenberg (Behind the wall of the Gedenkstätte der Sozialisten)

Paul Meyerheim was the son of the painter Friedrich Eduard Meyerheim (1808-1879). His brother Franz Meyerheim (1838-1880) was a painter as well. He was educated by his father and at the Art Academy in Berlin from 1857 to 1860. He was influenced by the animal painter Teutwart Schmitson (1830-1863) and later by his friend Adolph Menzel. After travelling in Switzerland and a year in France he settled in Berlin where he was put in charge of the animal painting class at the academy. In 1867 he married Clara Lehfeldt. They had no children.

Meyerheim befriended the Borsig family and executed several commissions for them. In 1912 several of these works were displayed at the Großen Berliner Kunstausstellung (The Great Berlin Art Exhibition). He was a well known artist and was frequently invited by the future emperor Friedrich III.

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The grave of Paul Meyerheim at the Städtischer Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (14 Nov 2004)


Paul Friedrich Meyerheim – Wikipedia

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Published: 30 Sep 2018
Last update: 03 Jan 2022