born Tölz, 03. Jan 1824
died München, 24. Jan 1903
1844-47 Studies architecture at the Munich Academy,
Pupil of Eduard Metzger, August Voit, Joseph Schlotthauer and Clemens Zimmermann.
1849-55 he was assistant to Carl Alexander Heideloff in Nuremberg,
In 1854 he supervised the restoration of the Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche.
1855-65 he was teacher at the Kreisgewerbeschule and prof. at the Kunstgewerbeschule Nuremberg;
1865-75 prof. at the arts and crafts school in Weimar.
1875-89 curator of the painting collection at the GNM and the royal painting collection in the Moritzkapelle.
Mayer created a number of paintings with interior and exterior views of Nuremberg churches and other buildings, mostly with historical staffage.
Member of the P.Bl.O. Works: Verz. s. Boetticher with 42 works.
quoted from the Nuremberg Künstlerlexikon, edited by Manfred H. Grieb