born Berlin, 20. Oct 1820
died Dessau, 17. Aug 1902
Son of Carl (Karl) Friedrich Schwendy, art and silk dyer. Initially studied architecture, but changed to painting in 1841. Pupil of Michael Neher in Munich and 1846 of Gottlieb Biermann in Berlin, 1847/48 of Eugène Lepoittevin in Paris. 1848-71 lived in Munich and Berlin, later in Dessau. He was also court photographer in Berlin and founded a society with Carl Wilhelm Suck in 1860, but gave up his partnership in 1862. Member of the Munich Kunstverein.
Works: oil paintings with views of Nuremberg at Boetticher, No 1, 14, 25, 28, 29:.
MuS: NÜRNBERG, Grieb Collection: Nägeleinsmühle and Maxbrücke, oil on canvas, 56 x 95 cm. Lit.: Thieme-Becker; Boetticher.
Period: 19th c.