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Carl von Марр was an American-born German painter.

Background

Carl von Марр was born on February 14, 1858, at Milwaukee, United States, the son of the engraver John Marr and his wife Bertha Bodenstein Marr.

Education

Марр was a pupil of Henry Vianden in Milwaukee, of Martin Schauß in Weimar, of Karl Gussow in Berlin, and subsequently of Otto Seitz at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.

Career

His first work, Ahasuerus, the Wandering Jew, received a medal in Munich. One of his pictures, Episode of 1813, was (as of 1911) in the Royal Hanover Gallery. His Germany in 1906 received a gold medal in Munich, and was (as of 1911) in the Prussian Royal Academy at Königsberg. A large canvas, The Flagellants, painted in 1889, is now in the collection of the Museum of Wisconsin Art, in West Bend, WI, on permanent loan from the City of Milwaukee. The painting and the Pieta - Mary Louise Schumacher: Art City. It received a gold medal at the Munich Exposition in 1889, a gold medal at the International Exhibition, Berlin in 1890 and a gold medal at the Columbian Exposition, Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Another canvas, Summer Afternoon, originally from the Phoebe Hearst collection, in 1911 in the permanent collection of the University of California, Berkeley, received a gold medal in Berlin, in 1892.

Marr became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1893, and in 1895 a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts.

In 1917, Marr was appointed a privy councilor to the Bavarian government. He was forced to flee to Switzerland during the Bavarian Council Republic, which put a price on his head because of this political connection. In 1919, Marr became the director of the Royal Academy in Munich, where he continued to work until his retirement in 1923. He was diagnosed with cancer in 1934.

Carl von Marr died on July 10, 1936, and is buried at the Solln Cemetery in Munich.

Achievements

  • Carl von Marr was an eminent artist as well as lecturer and rector of the University of Munich.

    Carl von Marr was awarded the gold medal five times (1889, 1890, 1892, 1893, 1906).

Membership

In 1895, Carl von Marr became a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts.

Connections

In 1916, Carl von Marr married Elsie Fellerer Messerschmitt, the widow of the painter Pius Ferdinand Messerschmitt. They had two daughters together.

father:
John Marr

mother:
Bertha Bodenstein Marr

wife:
Elsie Fellerer Messerschmitt