Noack, August

BORN 27 Sep 1822, Darmstadt, Hessen: Bessungen - DIED 12 Nov 1905, Darmstadt, Hessen
BIRTH NAME Noack, Christian Carl August
GRAVE LOCATION Darmstadt, Hessen: Alter Friedhof, Ramstädter Strasse (II-K-035)

August Noack was the son of the registrar Heinrich Ludwig Noack (1796-1854). His mother Sofia was the daughter of the court jeweler Werner. He was among the first students of the new Höhere Gewerbeschule that would later become the Technical College Darmstadt. In 1837 he started his painting studies under August Lucas (1803-1863). From 1839 to 1842 he studied in Düsseldorf where his teachers were Wilhelm von Schadow, Carl Ferdinand Sohn and Carl Friedrich Lessing. From 1843 to 1846 he was active as a portrait painter in Kitzingen and Würzburg and from 1846 to 1851 he lived and worked in Salzburg and Munich.

In 1855 he was appointed court painter in Darmstadt and he visited Italy. Also in 1855 he married Leontine Frobenius (1827-1900) whom he had met in Kitzingen. They had four children and two more adopted children. In 1868 he travelled to Italy for the second time and in 1870 a villa in Italian style was built for him in Darmstadt. In 1872 he became a professor at the Polytechnischen Schule and he held this position until 1901. He died in 1905 in Darmstadt and was buried there. During his career he created over 1,000 portraits and he painted landscapes as well. His work is now in museum, private collections and churches.

Related persons
• was pupil to Schadow-Godenhaus, Wilhelm Friedrich von


The grave of August, Friedrich and Elisabeth Noack at the Alter Friedhof, Darmstadt.
Picture by Androom (29 Apr 2013)


August Noack – Wikipedia

Noack, Elisabeth

Published: 04 May 2019
Last update: 23 Jul 2022