born Aachen, 14. Oct 1831

died Düsseldorf, 22. Jan 1915

1846 apprenticeship as a wood engraver and 1847-53 attendance at the art school in Cologne.

In 1856 he founded a xylographic institute in Düsseldorf, which soon developed into a leading company in Europe. Around 1880 he employed about 80 wood engravers. In 1883-87 woodcuts with views of Nuremberg were also produced in his business.(...)


quoted from the Nuremberg Künstlerlexikon, edited by Manfred H. Grieb

Period: 20th c., 19th c.