Leo Von Klenze

1784-1864 Germany/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Leo von Klenze was born in Schladen, Germany in 1784. He was first an architect, but he painted landscapes along with architectural paintings. Klenze studied under Charles Percier, a neoclassical architect in Paris. He became principal architect to Jérôme Bonaparte of Westphalia and Louis I of Bavaria. He worked in England, Italy, Russia and Greece, and he submitted plans to restore the Acropolis. Klenze designed several notable buildings in Germany, his most outstanding world achievement was the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

 

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The Acropolis

The Acropolis

Crown Prince Ludwig
the Taverh

Crown Prince Ludwig in the Spanish Wine Tavern in Rome

Porto Venere on the
Gulf of La Spezia

Porto Venere on the Gulf of La Spezia

Monument of the
Victory of Waterloo

Design for a Monument of the Victory of Waterloo

Church of Santa Maria
Maggiore Bergamo

Church of Santa Maria Maggiore Bergamo

Villa Lucia on the
Vomero Hill Naples

Villa Lucia on the Vomero Hill Naples