Michael, Max

BORN 23 Mar 1823, Hamburg - DIED 24 Mar 1891, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Mayer, Isaac
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Jüdischer Friedhof in Prenzlauer Berg, Schönhauser Allee 23-25 (Feld W1)

Max Michael attended the Art Academy in Dresden from 1841. In 1846 he went to Paris, where Henri Lehmann and Thomas Couture were his teachers. In the early 1850s he moved to Italy and he mostly lived in Rome until 1870. He painted genre pictures from Italian folk and monastic life. In 1875 he became a member of the Academy of Arts in Prussia and a teacher at at Art Academy in Berlin. Among his students were Flix Borchardt and Curt Aghte. He died in 1891 in Berlin.

Related persons
• was teacher of Aghte, Curt
• was pupil of Couture, Thomas


The grave of Max Michael at the Jüdischer Friedhof in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2020)


• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2006
Max Michael – Wikipedia

Michelet, Jules

Published: 01 Aug 2021
Last update: 01 Aug 2021