Albrecht Christoph Wilhelm von Diez
Born. 17.01.1839 in Bayreuth
Died. 25.02.1907 in Munich
German Artist-Professor at the Munich School
About the artist
Albrecht Christoph Wilhelm von Diez was born on 17 January 1839, in Bayreuth.
He studied at the trade school and the Polytechnic School in Munich from 1853 to 1855 and continued his studies as a student of Karl von Piloty at the Academy of Fine Arts in the same year. As he preferred to teach himself, he decided to leave the academy after a short time. He achieved his claim to fame with the illustrations he drew for the “Fliegende Blätter”, a weekly satirical magazine.
Diez became a teacher and later a Professor at the Academy in 1871 after being supported by Wilhelm von Kaulbach. In his position, he was a great influence on his pupils and helped with the school’s development and artistic approach.
After doing the illustrations for Schiller’s History of the Thirty-Years War, he moved on to animal, landscape, and genre painting.
Diez died on 25 February 1907 in Munich.