Schadow-Godenhaus, Wilhelm Friedrich von

BORN 6 Sep 1788, Berlin - DIED 19 Mar 1862, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen
GRAVE LOCATION Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Golzheimer Friedhof, Fischerstrasse (Feld II)

Son of the sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow. He studied with Weitsch and in 1810 he went to Rome to continue his studies. He mostly painted biblical and mythical subjects and he became one of the leading painters of the Nazarene Art movement.

In 1819 he became a professor at the Academy in Berlin and in 1826 he was appointed Director of the Academy in Düsseldorf. He held that position until 1859 and a group of his students became well known as the School of Düsseldorf. In 1843 he was knighted in Prussia and he changed his name to Schadow-Godenhaus.

• Father: Schadow, Johann Gottfried
• Daughter: Schadow-Hasenclever, Sophie
• Brother: Schadow, Rudolf

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• is brother/sister of Schadow, Rudolf
• painted Schadow-Hasenclever, Sophie
• knew Veit, Philipp


The grave of Wilhelm and Charlotte von Schadow-Godenhaus at the Golzheimer Friedhof in Düsseldorf.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2005)


Statue of Wilhelm von Schadow in Düsseldorf.
Picture by Androom (18 Jul 2015)


"Wilhelmine Luise Pinzessin von Anhalt-Bernburg, vermählte Prinzessin von Preussen".
(Dessau: Anhältische Gemäldegalerie)

   (Oil on canvas, Leipzig: Museum der bildende Künste)

Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow - Wikipedia

Schadow-Hasenclever, Sophie

Published: 14 Dec 2008
Last update: 06 Apr 2022