Roeder, Max

BORN 29 Aug 1866, Mönchengladbach, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 1947, Roma, Lazio
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Campo Santo Teutonico, Via di Porta Cavalleggeri

Max Roeder was the son of a merchant. He studied under Paul Nauen (1859-1932) at his studio in the Wunderbau in Düsseldorf. In 1886 he travelled to Italy and in 1888 he settled in Rome. His paintings reminded of Arnold Böcklin and were received well. In 1910 he exhibited at the Venice Bienale.

He became a member of the Academia Nationale di San Luca in 1913 and succeeded Othmar Brioschi there as a professor. During the First World War he lived in Germany, but he returned to Italy after the war. He never married and he was a close friend of Walter Amelung, also a bachelor. He died in 1947 in Rome.


The gravestone of Max Roeder at the Campo Santo Teutonico, Rome.
Picture by Androom (25 Jan 2010)


Roelli, Hans

Published: 01 Dec 2017
Last update: 24 Feb 2022