Ballenberger, Georg Karl

BORN 24 Jul 1801, Ansbach, Bayern - DIED 21 Sep 1860, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen
GRAVE LOCATION Frankfurt am Main, Hessen: Hauptfriedhof (Gewann F, 470)

Georg Ballenberger was the son of a carpenter. He attended a drawing school and afterwards worked at a porcelain factory. In 1822 he learned the profession of stonemason and he worked in that profession for nine years at Ansbach. In 1831 he followed the artist and collector Friedrich Hoffstadt to Munich. There he learned drawing from Hoffstadt entered the Art Academy as well. He was supported by crown prince Ludwig and they became friends as well.

In Munich he worked as a stonemason as well as a painter. In 1833 he went to Frankfurt am Main with Hoffstadt and there he became a pupil at the art institute Städel that was directed by Philipp Veit. He improved his oil painting there and during the following years he painted many historical scenes. For the Kaisersaal in Frankfurt he painted portraits of emperor Konrad I, Ludwig von Bavaria and others. He spent the rest of his life in Frankfurt. He died there in 1860.

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The grave of Karl Ballenberger at the Hauptfriedhof, Frankfurt am Main.
Picture by Androom (30 Apr 2013)


Karl Ballenberger – Wikipedia

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Published: 19 Dec 2015
Last update: 28 Mar 2022