BORN 23 Jan 1867, Hildesheim, Niedersachsen - DIED 6 Jul 1901, Roma, Lazio|
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Acattolico, Via Caio Cestio 6 (Zona Vecchia, 14.9 (141))
Erwin Küsthardt was the son of the sculptor Friedrich Küsthardt (1830-1900). He studied at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf under Heinrich Lauenstein, Hugo Crola, Peter Janssen and Adolf Schill. In 1898 he received the Großen Staatspreis der Preußischen Akademie der Künste (Great State Price of the Prussian Academy of Arts). From 1900 to 1901 he lived in Rome at the Villa Strohl-Fern, where he died in 1901.
He mostly created religious paintings in his short career. His altar piece "Friede sei mit euch" ("Peace be with you") can be found at the Johanneskirche in Herne-Eickel. His mural painting "Ankunft Kaiser Wilhelms I. auf dem Potsdamer Bahnhof nach der Kriegserklärung 1870" is located at the gymnasium in Erfurt.
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