Neureuther, Eugen Napoleon

PAINTER, GRAPHICAL ARTIST (BAVARIA)
BORN 13 Jan 1806, München - DIED 23 Mar 1882, München
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (25-08-35)

Studied at the Academy in Munich as a pupil of Peter von Cornelius. Von Cornelius stimulated him in illustrating the works of Goethe and by doing this he gained public recognition and he became acquainted with Goethe himself.

In 1830 he went to Paris, where he painted many studies from life. In 1836 and 1837 he was in Rome. From 1848 until 1856 he was the artistic leader of the Nymphenburg Porzellanmanufaktur in Munich and from 1868 until 1878 he taught at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich.

Neureuther illustrated Bavarian stories, the poems of Franz von Kobell and the Nibelungenlied. He created paintings in the Koningsbau in the Residenz in Munich. Later he also made oil paintings, often inspired by german saga's.

Related persons
• was pupil to Cornelius, Peter von
• corresponded with Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
• has a connection with Kobell, Franz, Ritter von
• was pupil to Kobell, Wilhelm von

Sources
• Hufnagel, Max Joseph, Berühmte Tote im Südlichen Friedhof zu München, Zeke Verlag, Würzburg, 1983
Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig., 1912
Web Gallery of Art, searchable fine arts image database

Images

Eugen Napoleon Neureuther's grave at the Alte Südfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (04 Jan 1997)

 


Neveu, Ginette

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 25 May 2008