Canon, Hans von

BORN 15 Mar 1829, Wien - DIED 12 Sep 1885, Wien
BIRTH NAME Strasiripka, Johann Baptist von
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Evangelischer Friedhof Matzleinsdorf, 10. Triesterstraße 1 (Gruppe 19, Grab 159)

Hans von Canon entered the Art Academy in Vienna in 1845. He didn't stay long but studied privately with Ferdinand Waldmüller and Carl Rahl. From 1847 to 1855 he was an officer in the Austro-Hungarian army. After he left the army he finished his studies and travelled to England, France and Italy. After his return he travelled with Johann Nepomuk Wilczek to London to acquire animals for Schönbrunn Zoo.

From 1860 to 1869 he lived and worked in Karlsruhe. After he married he moved to Stuttgart where he lived until 1874. After the emperor bought one of his paintings at the World Fair in Vienna he returned to Vienna. For the Natural History Museum in Vienna he painted his "Circle of Life" (1883-1885). He died in Vienna in 1885.

Related persons
• was pupil of Rahl, Carl
• was teacher of Trübner, Wilhelm
• was sculpted by Weyr, Rudolf


The grave of Hans Canon at the Evangelischer Friedhof Matzleinsdorf, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (24 Aug 2005)


• Pleyel, Peter, Friedhöfe in Wien, Vom Mittelalter bis Heute, Pichler Edition, Wien, 1999
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Published: 28 Apr 2018
Last update: 16 Jan 2022