Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max (1840-1915)
[Gabriel Max, Gabriel Cornelius von Max]
||Joseph Max and Piloty
Gabriel Max is one of the most eminent artists modern Germany has produced. He was born in 1840 in Prague, Bohemia, and was the son of a sculptor of great ability, Joseph Max. Until the father died, when he was fifteen years of age, the boy worked for him in his studio and so gained his rudimentary lessons in art in a practical way. After a three years' course at the Academy of Prague, he entered that of Vienna, where he also remained three years. He was passionately fond of music, and this led him to make a series of designs suggested by the works of
Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and others, which brought him great praise and substantial patronage, and procured him the means to go to Munich, where he became a pupil of Piloty, in 1863. He remained with Piloty until 1867, when he established a studio for himself in Munich, where he now  resides and works.
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