BORN 25 Dec 1799, Bayreuth, Bayern - DIED 6 Aug 1883, Roma, Lazio|
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Acattolico, Via Caio Cestio 6 (Zona Prima, 5.48 (1156))
August Riedel was the son of the architect Carl Christian Riedel. In 1820 he entered the Academy in Munich, where P. van Lange was his first professor. Van Lange encouraged him to travel to Italy and in 1828 he went there. Most of 1829 he lived in Florence. After his return to Munich he painted frescoes in the palace of Max in Bayern.
In 1832 he settled in Rome from where he frequently travelled to other countries. His works were popular and collected by the Bavarian royal family and other important buyers. His painting "Judith" is now in the Neue Pinakothek in Munich.