Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe

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The main building of the Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe

The State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe is an art school in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

The Academy was founded in 1854 by Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, with the landscape painter Johann Wilhelm Schirmer as the first director. Today it is led by artist Ernst Caramelle, and, with an average of 300 students, is one of the smaller German art schools.[citation needed] The Academy is split between three buildings in Karlsruhe, including Scheibenhardt castle.[citation needed]

Curriculum at the Academy includes Fine Art, (sculpture, painting, graphic, and video),[citation needed] but also become a teacher at a German high-school (German: Gymnasium).[clarification needed]

Notable students and professors[edit]


  • Axel Heil, Harald Klingelhöller (Editors): 150 Years. The History of the Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe in Pictures. Die Geschichte der Kunstakademie Karlsruhe in Bildern und Texten. Swiridoff, 2004. ISBN 3-89929-045-3
  • Vereinigung der Freunde der Kunstakademie Karlsruhe e.V. (Hrsg.): Festschrift zum 125-jährigen Bestehen. C.F.Müller Verlag GmbH, Karlsruhe 1979.

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Coordinates: 49°00′52″N 8°23′14″E / 49.01444°N 8.38722°E / 49.01444; 8.38722