Cornelius, Peter von
Cornelius, Peter von
BORN 23 Sep 1783, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 6 Mar 1867, Berlin|
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Alter Domfriedhof der St.-Hedwigs-Gemeinde, Liesenstrasse 8 (Feld Mauer 2)
Peter von Cornelius studied at the Academy in Düsseldorf. In 1811 he travelled to Rome, where he formed a group with painters like Overbeck, Schadow and Veit, eventually leading to the Nazarene movement.
In 1819 crown-prince Ludwig of Bavaria asked him to come to Munich, where he executed mural paintings. From 1821 to 1824 he was director of the Academy in Düsseldorf and in 1825 he became director of the Academy in Munich.
In 1841 the king of Prussia called him to Berlin where he worked and lived for the rest of his life. There he made decorations for the Nationalgalerie. He had many important pupils, among them Wilhelm von Kaulbach and Eugen Napoleon Neureuther.
His grave at the St. Hedwig Cemetery in Berlin was removed when the Berlin Wall was built, but later it was reerected in a more simple fashion.
knew Bähr, Johann Karl Ulrich
was painted by Begas, Oscar
influenced Bertrand, James
is uncle/aunt of Cornelius, Peter
was pupil to Engerth, Eduard von
met Grimm, Ludwig Emil
was teacher to Kaulbach, Wilhelm von
met Madox Brown, Ford
was teacher to Neureuther, Eugen Napoleon
was teacher to Oldach, Julius
knew Schadow-Godenhaus, Wilhelm Friedrich von
was a friend of Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Julius, Ritter
cooperated with Veit, Philipp
was teacher to Winterhalter, Franz Xaver
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