Quensen, Adolf

BORN 2 Mar 1851, Gandersheim - DIED 16 Apr 1911, Helwan (Egypt)
GRAVE LOCATION Braunschweig, Niedersachsen: Hauptfriedhof (57)

Adolf Quensen, an important painter of churches, was educated at the Collegium Carolinum in Braunschweig and at the Königlichen Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich. In 1872/1873 he studied church painting in Vienna.

In 1892 he became Herzoglich Braunschweiger Hof-Dekorationsmaler (Court painter of sceneries). He worked in several buildings in Braunschweig, among them the Burg Dankwarderode (1893-1898) and the Neues Rathaus (1902). He also painted the interior of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Berlin (1895) and worked in palaces in Istanbul.

In 1911 he died in Egypt but his remains were transferred to Germany and were buried at the Hauptfriedhof in Braunschweig.


The grave of Adolf Quensen at the Hauptfriedhof, Braunschweig.
Picture by Androom (24 Mar 2007)


Queri, Georg

Published: 19 May 2007
Last update: 27 Jan 2022