You are here:  HomeArtists › Schinkel

Karl Friedrich Schinkel

Born: Neuruppin, Brandenburg, 13 March 1781
Died: Berlin, 9 October 1841
Nationality: German

son of Lutheran pastor


with architect David Gilly (1798); with Friedrich and David Gilly and Carl Gotthard Langhans  at Berlin Bauakademie (architecture academy, 1799)


1808-15 – produces 45 large-scale panoramas

1813 – collaborates with Frederick William III (King of Prussia) on design of Prussian honorific military medal, the Iron Cross


Rome (1803-04; 1824); London (1826)

Commissions from: 

Louise (Queen of Prussia); Frederick William III, William I, Frederick
Wiliiam IV (kings of Prussia); Prince Albert (England)

Important Artworks: 

Set designs for Mozart’s Magic Flute, 1815-16

Altes Museum, 1823-30 (architecture, Berlin)

Neues Schauspielhaus, now Konzerthaus, 1819-21 (architect, Berlin)

Bauakademie, 1831-35 (architect, Berlin, destroyed 1961)

Portraits of Schinkel

 - Franz Louis Catel, Karl Friedrich Schinkel in Naples, 1824 (Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin)