Klinkowström, Friedrich August von

BORN 31 Aug 1778, Schloss Ludwigsburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (near Greifswald) - DIED 4 Apr 1835, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Maria Enzersdorf, Niederösterreich: Romantikerfriedhof, Grenzgasse 7

Friedrich August von Klinkowström was the son of he military officer Ernst Sebastian von Klinkowström (1735-1821). His mother was Anna Louise Wilhelmine von Rosenberg (1751-1823). He entered the University of Greifswald in 1792, but in 1793 he joined the Prussian army. In 1802 he left it to dedicate himself to his artistic interests.

In Greifswald he studied painting under Johann Gottfried Quistorp. He went to Dresden later in 1802 where he joined Philipp Otto Runge and studied the old masters. He followed Runge to Hamburg in 1804, but during the Napoleontic Wars he lived in Pommern from 1806 to 1808. In 1808 he went to Paris, where Jacques-Louis David was his teacher. After that he joined the Nazarenes in Rome.

In 1818 he settled in Vienna, supported by Joseph Anton von Pilat, the secretary of Klemens Metternich. There he married Luise Charlotte von Mengershausen on 26 November 1812. In 1814 he converted to the Catholic faith. In 1818 he opened an educational institute for boys that he directed until 1834. He died in vienna in 1835.

Related persons
• was pupil of David, Jacques-Louis
• was influenced by Runge, Philip Otto


The grave of Friedrich von Klinkowström at the Romantikerfriedhof in Maria Enzersdorf.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2018)


Friedrich August von Klinkowström – Wikipedia

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Published: 08 May 2021
Last update: 08 May 2021