Kotzebue, Alexander von

BORN 9 Jun 1815, Königsberg (now: Kaliningrad, Russia) - DIED 14 Aug 1889, München, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (36-12-10)

Alexander von Kotzebue was the son of the author August von Kotzebue. He witnessed the murder of his father when he was four years old. He was educated in the Cadet Corps in St Petersburg. He left it in 1834 and in 1838 he decided to start an artistic career and for six years he studied at the Academy in St Petersburg, where Alexander Sauerweid was among his teachers.

In 1846 he continued his studies in Paris and he also visited Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy. He settled in Munich where he became a member of the Academy of Art. He created several large paintings of battles for the tsar of Russia.

• Father: Kotzebue, August von


The grave of Alexander von Kotzebue at the Alte Südfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (04 Dec 2015)


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Kotzebue, August von

Published: 23 Jan 2016
Last update: 19 Apr 2022