Eisenmenger, August

BORN 11 Feb 1830, Wien - DIED 7 Dec 1907, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 A, Nummer 38)

August Eisengmenger attended the Academy of Art in Vienna from 1845. After fourteen days he won his first prize there. Insufficient financial means forced him to abandon his studies in 1848. In 1856 he became a pupil of Carl Rahl who employed him. In 1863 he was appointed drawing teacher at the protestant Realschule in Vienna. He continued his painting as well and in 1872 he obtained a professorship at the academy. He also founded his own school where he taught monumental painting and Rodolphe Ernst was a pupil.

Eisenmenger created paintings for the ceilings of the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, frieze medallions in the Museum of Art and Industry and the oil paintings "Zwölf Monate" for the Palais Gutmann.

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The grave of August Eisenmenger at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2016)


• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien
Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon 1815-1950, Österreichische Akademie von Wissenschaften, Wien, 1957
August Eisenmenger – Wikipedia

Eisler, Hanns

Published: 11 Mar 2023
Last update: 11 Mar 2023