Eduard Mezger

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Friedrich Eduard Mezger
Born (1807-02-13)February 13, 1807
Died September 16, 1894(1894-09-16) (aged 87)
Nationality Bavarian
Alma mater Munich Academy
Buildings Siegestor (completion work)
Grave of Eduard Mezger

Friedrich Eduard Mezger[1] (February 13, 1807 – September 16, 1894) was a Bavarian architect, painter, professor, and a high civil officer of the royal buildings administration, called Oberbaurat (literally "top architect").


Mezger was born in Pappenheim, son of the government building officer Kaspar Mezger. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts[2] in Munich, where he was a student of Friedrich von Gärtner from 1825 to 1828, who enabled him to take part in monumental works in Athens. After his return in 1833 he became a professor in civil engineering at the Technical University of Munich, then Oberbaurat in 1846. He contributed to the design of several public and private buildings, amongst them the house of the painter Friedrich Dürck.[3] After Gärtner's death in 1847, he completed the works of the Siegestor in 1850.[4] [5]

He died in Munich in 1894, survived by his wife Magareta and his daughter Emilie. He is buried in the Old Southern Cemetery.

Published works (selection)[edit]

  • Altgriechische Baukunst (ancient Greek architecture)
  • Ornamente aus deutschen Gewächsen zum Gebrauch für Plastik und Malerei (ornaments of German plants for the use in sculpture and painting)
  • Die Einwirkung der Gesetze der Konstruktion (the effect of construction rules)
Greek landscape

References and notices[edit]

  1. ^ also findable under Metzger
  2. ^ 01014 Eduard Metzger, Matrikelbuch 1809-1841 viewed on March 7, 2009.
  3. ^ ADB:Dürck, Friedrich (de)
  4. ^ Ein "völlig antikes" Bauwerk (German).
  5. ^ Mezger (German), Biographisches Künstler-Lexikon

External links[edit]

Friedrich Eduard Mezger at the archINFORM database