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Ludwig Loefftz, 1845-1910

Nationality: German
Date of Birth: 1845
Place of Birth: Darmstadt
Date of Death: 1910
Place of Death: Munich


Ludwig von Löefftz or Löfftz was a painter and Director of the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich.


His pupils included the American artist Theodore Wores, the German painter and draughtsman Franz von Stuck and the Swiss painter and printmaker Karl Stauffer-Bern. Another pupil, Frank Duveneck, whom JW knew in Venice, made a portrait of him Professor Ludwig von Löfftz (c. 1873; Cincinnati Art Museum, OH).


Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, 1956-61; Grove Dictionary of Art Online, (accessed August 2004).