Adam, Benno

BORN 15 Jul 1812, München, Bayern - DIED 9 Mar 1892, Kehlheim, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (27-01-25/26)

Benno Adam was the oldest son of the painter Albrecht Adam. His brothers Franz, Eugen and Julius Adam were also painters. Benno was educated at his father's studio. In 1834 he married Josepha Quaglio, a daughter of the painter Domenico Quaglio.

He was best known for his paintings of animals. In 1835 his first paintings where shown at the Kunstverein in Munich. His "Viehmarkt im baierischen Gebirge" (1839) is in the Neue Pinakothek in Munich. In 1847 Ernst Reventlow-Farve asked him to come to Holstein.

His son Emil Adam also became a painter and after he took over his father's work, Benno retited to Kelheim. There he died in 1892.

• Father: Adam, Albrecht
• Brother: Adam, Eugen
• Brother: Adam, Franz

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Adam, Eugen


The grave of Benno and Eugen Adam at the Alte Südfriedhof, München.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2008)


• Hufnagel, Max Joseph, Berühmte Tote im Südlichen Friedhof zu München, Zeke Verlag, Würzburg, 1983
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
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Adam, Eugen

Published: 03 Jan 2016
Last update: 15 Feb 2022