Zumbusch, Kaspar, Ritter von

BORN 23 Nov 1830, Herzebrock, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 27 Sep 1915, Rimsting am Chiemsee, Bayern
BIRTH NAME Zumbusch, Caspar Clemens Eduard
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 A, Nummer 39)

Kaspar Zumbusch went to Munich when he was eighteen years old to study at the Academy of Arts. After he failed his examination and was refused entry he attended the Polytechnical School where Johann von Halbig was his teacher. He visited Rome for study and after his return to Munich he created the bronze statue of king Maximilian II for the Maxilianstrasse. In 1860 he married Antonie Vogl (1838-1917).

In 1873 he moved to Vienna. There he created the Beethoven Monument (1880) for the Beethovenplatz and the statue of Maria Theresia (1888) next to the Kunsthistorisches Museum. From 1873 until 1901 he was Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He was ennobled in 1888. In 1908 he retired to the Chiemgau region in Bavaria. There he died in 1915.

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• made a sculpture of Beethoven, Ludwig van
• was pupil of Halbig, Johann von
• was teacher of Hess, Anton
• made a sculpture of Maria Theresia, Erzherzogin von Österreich


The grave of Kaspar Ritter von Zumbusch at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2016)


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Published: 26 Jan 2018
Last update: 18 Aug 2022