Reference Entry

Menzel, Adolf Friedrich Erdmann von

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00120917
Menzel, Adolf Friedrich Erdmann von

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Painting
  • Landscape Art and Architecture
  • Prints and Printmaking
  • Religious Art
  • Christian Art
  • 19th-Century Art

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

German, 19th century, male.

Born 8 December 1815, in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland); died 9 February 1905, in Berlin.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, draughtsman (including charcoal). Historical subjects, portraits, genre scenes, interiors with figures, church interiors, landscapes, urban landscapes, gardens, animals.

Munich School.

Adolf Menzel was first taught by his father, a lithographer, and then studied at the academy in Berlin until his father's death. He was made famous by his historical paintings, being a semi-official painter honoured by the emperor. He became a member of the Berlin academy in 1853, and was also a member of the academies of Vienna, Munich, Dresden and Brussels. In 1875, he became a member of the Senate of the Berlin academy of fine arts. He was awarded medals in 1857 in Berlin, 1879 in Munich, 1883-1888 in Vienna, 1893 in Chicago and 1894 in Antwerp....

Reference Entry.  2042 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Painting ; Landscape Art and Architecture ; Prints and Printmaking ; Religious Art ; Christian Art ; 19th-Century Art

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. subscribe or login to access all content.