Vogel von Vogelstein, Carl Christian

BORN 26 Jun 1788, Wildenfels, Sachsen - DIED 4 Mar 1868, München, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (Alte Arkade 093)

Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein was educated by his father Christian Leberecht Vogel (1759-1816). He attended the Art Academy in Dresden where he copies many paintings from the art gallery and created his first portraits. In 1807 Carl Otto von Löwnenstern (1755-1833) invited him to Dorpat and in 1808 he moved on to St. Petersburg. There he painted the nobility.

In 1812 he travelled to Italy and he lived in Rome from 1813 to 1820. In 1819 he converted to catholicism. In Rome he painted Bertel Thorvaldsen, Lucien Bonaparte and pope Pius VII. He created a collection of his own paintings of famous contempories and in Rome he drew Canova, Christian Daniel Rauch, Peter von Cornelius, Friedrich Overbeck, Johann Christian Reinhart, Philipp Veit, Ludwig Ferdinand Schnorr von Carolsfield and others.

In 1820 he succeeded Gerhard von Kügelgen, who had been murdered, as professor at the Art Academy in Dresden. He held this post for over 30 years. In Dresden he painted Ludwig Tieck and Friedrich von Raumer. He married Julie Gensicken in 1826, but she died in 1828. They had one son, Johannes (1827-1889).

He visited Paris in 1830 and London in 1835. In 1842 and 1844 he travelled to Italy. In 1853 he retired from his professorship and moved to Munich. In 1856-1857 he visited Rome once more. He died in 1868 in Munich.

• Father: Vogel, Christian Leberecht

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The grave of Carl Vogel von Vogelstein at the Alte Südfriedhof, München.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2008)


Vogel, Christian Leberecht

Published: 19 Nov 2023
Last update: 19 Nov 2023