Hess, Anton

BORN 20 Aug 1838, München, Bayern - DIED 11 Apr 1909, München, Bayern
BIRTH NAME Hess, Anton Heinrich
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (40-12-07/08)

Anton Heinrich von Hess was the son of the glasspainter Heinrich Maria von Hess (1798-1863) and the grandson of the draftsman and engraver Carl Ernst Christoph Hess (1755-1828). He was educated by Caspar von Zumbusch (1830-1915). Between 1866 and 1868 he travelled to Italy to study several times. In 1875 he was appointed professor at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich. In 1909 he became a professor at the Technischen Hochschule in Munich. His pupils included Peter Bruckmann (1850-1925), Gustav Rutz (1857-1949) and Heinrich Düll (1867-1956).

He is best known for monumental balcony figures of the 'Civic Virtues' at Munich City Hall. He died in 1909 and was buried at the Alte Südfriedhof in Munich.

• Father: Hess, Heinrich Maria von

Related persons
• was pupil of Zumbusch, Kaspar, Ritter von


The grave of Heinrich von Hess at the Alte Südfriedhof, München.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2008)


Anton Hess – Wikipedia

Hess, Heinrich Maria von

Published: 17 Dec 2023
Last update: 17 Dec 2023