Carl von Marr

Milwaukee 1858 — 1936 Munich

Von Marr reversed custom and moved from the New World to the Old, leaving his native Milwaukee for Germany. He studied with leading Milwaukee artist Henry Vianden before traveling to Weimar and attending the Royal Academy there before continuing on to Berlin and then Munich. He made a great success in both worlds, culminating in his appointment to director of the Royal Academy in Munich and honored with knighthood in three European countries. His acclaim in the United States includes first prize at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 for his magnum opus the Flagellants, a highlight of MOWA’s collection.

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