Ludwig Knaus

male / German
cartoonist, painter
Wiesbaden 1829-10-05
Berlin 1910-12-07
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Son of the optician Johann Friedrich Knaus and his wife Anna Maria; married to Henriette Hoffmann 1859
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founding members with Knaus of the Künstlerverein 'Malkasten' in Düsseldorf
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  • Düsseldorf 1844
    Joined the Kunstakademie, which he left in 1848 again after disagreements with director Wilhelm von Schadow; founded the ' Malkasten' with a.o. Benjamin Vautier, the Achenbach brothers etc.
  • Parijs 1852 - 1860
  • Berlijn 1852
    Spring Exhibition 1852
  • Parijs 1867
    Prices for his work during the World Exhibition in Paris, where he men von Mentzel
  • Frankrijk 1870 - 1871
    Prisoner of War in France during the French-Prussian war
  • Berlijn 1874 - 1910-12-07
    1874 Professor in Berlin at the Academy; 1904 member of the Institut de France in Paris; 1905 Honorary member of the Senate of the Academy; Knaus died in Berlin in 1910
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
genre, portrait
Creation date: 1992-01-11; Last modified date: 2023-02-09


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