Keil, Carl

BORN 31 May 1838, Wiesbaden, Hessen - DIED 1 Aug 1889, Kiedrich, Hessen
GRAVE LOCATION Wiesbaden, Hessen: Nordfriedhof, Platter Strasse (Parkanlage 23)

Carl Keil started his studies under Emil Hopfgarten in Biebrich. In 1857 Freidrich Drake became his teacher in Berlin. In 1861 he travelled to Antwerp and in 1862 to Kopenhagen and Paris. Early in his career he worked in the palace of Count von Waldersdorf in Wiesbaden.

In 1865 Archduke Stephan von ̉sterreich commisioned him with works for main entrance of the castle in Schaumburg an der Lahn. In 1869 he created a bust of emperor Wilhelm I for the facade of the Wilhelmheilanstalt in Wiesbaden. He created a large relief for the west side of the Victory Column in Berlin in 1871. His bust of the architect Friedrich Neuhaus (1883) was standing in front of the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin until 1987 and is now at the Deutschen Technikmuseum Berlin.

Related persons
• was pupil of Drake, Friedrich
• was pupil of Hopfgarten, Emil Alexander
• made a sculpture of Wilhelm I, emperor of Germany


The grave of Carl Keil at the Nordfriedhof, Wiesbaden.
Picture by Androom (01 May 2013)


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Published: 05 May 2018
Last update: 28 Mar 2022