Max Klinger (1857-1920)

"Max Klinger (18 February 1857 – 5 July 1920) was a German symbolist painter, sculptor, printmaker, and writer.

Klinger was born in Leipzig and studied in Karlsruhe. An admirer of the etchings of Menzel and Goya, he shortly became a skilled and imaginative engraver in his own right. He began creating sculptures in the early 1880s. From 1883–1893 he lived in Rome, and became increasingly influenced by the Italian Renaissance and antiquity." - ( 29.10.2019)

What we know


was born Plagwitz February 18, 1857
died Großjena July 04, 1920


Student Leipzig
Student Ludwig des Coudres (1820-1878) Karlsruhe 1874-1875
Student Berlin
has met Lovis Corinth (1858-1925) Berlin

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Plagwitz12.33329963684151.326400756836Place of birth db_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.07522
Großjena11.79055595397951.188056945801Place of deathdb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.07522
Leipzig12.38333320617751.333332061768Place of studiesdb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622
Karlsruhe8.399999618530349.016666412354Place of studiesdb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622
Berlin13.40833282470752.518333435059Place of studies // Meeting placedb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622

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