Carl von Marr

Year inducted: 2004

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Carl von Marr was a major artistic force in Europe, reaching the highest echelons of German art in addition to being made an honorary member of the American Association for Art & Literature. During the first quarter of the 20th century, he received great acclaim and was honored with a degree of Doctors at UW-Madison for his paintings, teaching activities, curation of several significant international exhibitions, and his affiliation with European art groups. For his artistic accomplishments, he was elevated to European nobility in 1909 and was given royal status by three separate European governments. He is also listed in all the major art references, such as “Who Was Who in American Art.” He was offered painting professorships at the Chicago Art Institute and the art academies in Berlin, Weimar and Munich, but eventually became the director of the Royal Academy of Art in Munich. In the mid-1990s, his work was included in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC and the German History Museum in Berlin.

Works by Carl von Marr