BORN 25 Apr 1821, Altenstein, Baden - DIED 21 Jan 1884, München, Bayern|
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (42-12-27)
Reinhold Braun was best known for his paintings of horses and battles. He was educated in Schwäbisch-Hall and from 1837 onwards in Stuttgart. He continued his studies in Munich. He failed to obtain permission to become a war painter during the war in Schleswig-Holstein but he was a witness of the siege of Rastatt in 1849.
Crown princess Olga invited him to Stuttgart, where he created a series of genre paintings. In 1872 he moved to Munich where his work had been exhibited for many years. In 1876 his American wife Mary Deane died and during his last years eye problems made it hard for him to work.
His younger brother Louis Brown had been his pupil before he embarked on a successful career of his own.