Carl Herman Schmolze

Birth: 1823Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Death: 1859 Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA Poet, Artist. He came from Zweibruecken, Rhineland-Palatinate. The son of a notary, he pursued artistic training. He spent three years studying in Metz, France. From 1841 on, he studied in Munich. He was active in the Revolution of 1848, and was jailed in Munich for his strong criticisms of Ludwig of Bavaria, and condemned to death. He escaped. Schmolze fled to Philadelphia and had a career as painter and book illustrator. His works were exhibited at, and collected by, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He was commissioned to paint the ceiling of the Philadelphia Academy of Music. He died at 36 of tuberculosis and lead poisoning. Burial: Woodlands Cemetery Philadelphia Pennsylvania Plot: Section F, Lot 148