Wilhelm Ritter von Lindenschmit the younger
Born. 20.06.1829 in Munich
Died. 08.06.1895 in Munich
About the artist
Wilhelm Ludwig Lindenschmit (the Younger) born on 20 June 1829 in Munich. He was the son of Wilhelm Lindenschmit the Elder, he received his first art lessons from his uncle Ludwig Lindenschmit in Mainz and entered the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1844. After his father’s death, he studied at the Städelsches Kunstinstitut in Frankfurt, followed by the Academy in Antwerp.
He returned to Germany in 1853 and lived for some years in Frankfurt before moving to Munich in 1863 where he spent his time producing most of his famous works. In 1875 he was appointed professor at the Munich Academy.
In 1883 and 1884 he decorated the hall of the town hall in Kaufbeuren with historical and allegorical murals using Keim’s mineral colours, and in 1886 he completed a large historical painting rich in figures, the Entry of Alaric into Rome. He also created a mural in the smaller Meeting Hall in the New Town Hall in Munich in 1886/87 entitled Die Krönung der Monachia – Münchens Aufblühen unter Ludwig I. in Kunst und Wissenschaft. The work depicts the great importance of the Wittelsbach dynasty for Munich. Lindenschmitt was elevated to the Bavarian nobility with the title (Ritter von -Knight) in 1894
He died on 8 June 1895 in Munich a year after becoming a member of the nobility.