Wilhelm von Kaulbach (Kaulbach Wilhelm von)( German painter and graphic artist)
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Biography Wilhelm von Kaulbach (Kaulbach Wilhelm von)
Born in Arolzene (Germany) 15 October 1805. He studied in 1822-1823 at the Dusseldorf Art Academy from Peter von Cornelius, in 1825 followed a teacher in Munich. In 1849 Kaulbach was replaced by Cornelius left for Berlin as director of the Munich Academy of Fine Arts and held that post until the end of life. Kaulbach became known through a series of drawings madhouse, depicting scenes from the life of the insane. More significant works - portraits of King Ludwig I and Maximilian II; mural in the lobby of the New Museum in Berlin; frescoes on the facade of the New Pinakothek, . describing the development of arts in Munich (not preserved); painting The Battle of Salamis and the frescoes in the Nuremberg Museum, . which depicts the Otto III at the tomb of Charlemagne,
. The artist was busy illustrating a book, it should be noted his illustrations for the novel about Lyss, Goethe's Faust, the Gospel, the works of William Shakespeare and Friedrich Schiller. Died Kaulbach in Munich, April 7, 1874.