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Eduard Mezger

Eduard Mezger

Bavarian architect, painter and professor
Eduard Mezger
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Intro Bavarian architect, painter and professor
Known for Siegestor
A.K.A. Friedrich Eduard Metzger
Was Architect Painter Professor Educator
From Germany
Type Arts Academia Engineering
Gender male
Birth 13 February 1807, Pappenheim, Germany
Death 16 September 1894, Munich, Germany (aged 87 years)
Star sign AquariusAquarius
Eduard Mezger
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Grave of Eduard Mezger

Friedrich Eduard Mezger (13 February 1807 – 16 September 1894) was a Bavarian architect, painter, professor, and a high civil officer of the royal buildings administration, called Oberbaurat (literally "top architect").

Biography

Mezger was born in Pahuppenheim, son of the government building officer Kaspar Mezger. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he was a student of Friedrich von Gärtner from 1825 to 1828, who enabled him to take part in monumental works in Athens. After his return in 1833 he became a professor in civil engineering at the Technical University of Munich, then Oberbaurat in 1846. He contributed to the design of several public and private buildings, amongst them the house of the painter Friedrich Dürck. After Gärtner's death in 1847, he completed the works of the Siegestor in 1850.

He died in Munich in 1894, survived by his wife Magareta and his daughter Emilie. He is buried in the Old Southern Cemetery.

Published works (selection)

  • Altgriechische Baukunst (ancient Greek architecture)
  • Ornamente aus deutschen Gewächsen zum Gebrauch für Plastik und Malerei (ornaments of German plants for the use in sculpture and painting)
  • Die Einwirkung der Gesetze der Konstruktion (the effect of construction rules)
Greek landscape

References and notices

  1. ^ also findable under Metzger
  2. ^ 01014 Eduard Metzger, Matrikelbuch 1809-1841 viewed on March 7, 2009.
  3. ^ ADB:Dürck, Friedrich (de)
  4. ^ Ein "völlig antikes" Bauwerk Archived 2005-08-29 at the Wayback Machine (German).
  5. ^ Mezger (German), Biographisches Künstler-Lexikon
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http://matrikel.adbk.de/05ordner/mb_1809-1841/jahr_1825/matrikel-01014
http://de.wikisource.org/wiki/ADB:D%C3%BCrck,_Friedrich
http://www.archoftriumph.de/history02.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20050829011409/http://www.archoftriumph.de/history02.html
http://www.retrobibliothek.de/retrobib/seite.html?id=67072#Mezger
https://www.archinform.net/arch/114000.htm
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb103216527
https://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb103216527
http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/hi/gnt/dsi2/index.php?table_name=dsi&function=details&where_field=id&where_value=2920
https://d-nb.info/gnd/116956879
http://isni.org/isni/0000000367281655
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