Ferdinand Leeke

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Ferdinand Leeke (7 April 1859 – 1923) was a German Painter, famous for his depictions of scenes from Wagnerian Operas.[1] A native of Burg bei Magdeburg, Germany, he studied at the Munich Academy under Ludwig von Herterich (1843–1905) and Sándor Liezen-Mayer, a genre and historical painter, and with Alexander von Wagner (1838–1919), a Hungarian genre and landscape painter.[2]

Around 1889, Siegfried Wagner, the son of the composer Richard Wagner, commissioned Leeke to paint a series of paintings showing scenes from ten operas by Wagner.[3]



  1. ^ Horizon, vol 23, p242
  2. ^ "19th Century Paintings - Ferdinand Leeke - Dorotheum". www.dorotheum.com.
  3. ^ "Ferdinand Leeke". Wagner's Ring. 4 June 2016.

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