BORN 8 Jul 1822, Arolsen, Waldeck - DIED 17 Sep 1903, Hannover, Niedersachsen|
BIRTH NAME Kaulbach, Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Theodor
GRAVE LOCATION Hannover, Niedersachsen: Stadtfriedhof Engesohde, Orli-Wald-Allee 2 (Abteilung 13, Nummer 85 a - c)
Friedrich Kaulbach started painting when he was fourteen years old and went to the Academy in Munich in 1839. There he was taught by his cousin Wilhelm von Kaulbach. In 1844 he visited Venice. In 1846 he married Sophie Knosp (1818-1854). In 1848 he was offered a professorship in Munich but he refused.
In 1856 king George V of Hanover hired him to do a series of portraits and later he became offician court painter in Hanover. He is mainly known for his portraits and as a history painter. He had ten children from his three wives. His second wife was Marie Elisabeth Bornemann (b.1834, married in 1856), his third wife was Marie Wellhausen (1841-1918, married in 1861). His son Friedrich August by his first wife also became a very well known painter who worked in Munich.
"Adam and Eve by Cain’s" (1848; Museum für Bildende Künste, Leipzig);
"Elisabeth Nay" (1860; Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum);
"Coronation of Charlemagne" (Maximilaneum, München);
"Juliet Capulet’s Wedding Morning" (1862-1903; Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum, Hannover).
Son: Kaulbach, Friedrich August von
is cousin of Kaulbach, Wilhelm von