Skarbina, Franz

BORN 24 Feb 1849, Berlin: Spittelmarkt 11/12 - DIED 18 May 1910, Berlin: Köningin-Augusta-Strasse 41
CAUSE OF DEATH kidney failure
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Alter Friedhof der St.-Jakobi-Kirchengemeinde, Karl-Marx-Straße 4-10, Neukölln (Feld JCI-545 (Ehrengrab))

German impressionist. He was the son of the goldsmith Nikolaus Skarbina from Zagreb. His mother Henriette Eleonore Kayser was the daughter of a coat of arms painter. From 1865 to 1869 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin. From 1869 to 1871 he was the private tutor of he daughters of Count Friedrich von Perponcher-Sedlnitzky.
After that he travelled in Europe and he stayed in Paris for a long time. There he was influenced by the French impressionists.

In 1878 he was appointed assistant teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin and he also worked for the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin. In 1882 he lived in Paris, where he exhibited at the Salon in 1883. From 1885 to 1886 spent another year in Paris. In 1888 he became a full professor in Berlin.

In 1892 in Berlin, together with Liebermann and Leistikow, he founded the Gruppe XI that resisted academic tradition. In 1898 he was a co-founder of the Berlin Secession and he exhibited at the World Exhibitions of 1899, 1900 and 1901. In 1904 he became a member of the Senate of the Royal Academy of Arts. In 1905 he won the gold medal at the Großen Berliner Kunstausstellung. He died in 1910 at his home in Berlin. He was buried at the Alter Friedhof der St.-Jakobi-Kirchengemeinde in Berlin. The portrait relief on his monumnet was created by Martin Schauss.

Related persons
• was teacher of Antoine, Otto
• has a connection with Liebermann, Max


The grave of Franz Skarbina at the Alter Friedhof der St.- Jakobi-Kirchengemeinde, Neukölln, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (10 Apr 2003)


Wikipedia (DE)
Skarbina, Franz - Gedächtnis Berlin

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Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 11 Feb 2023