Akademie der Bildenden Künste

Arts Centre in Schwabing & the Englischer Garten

The Academy of Fine Arts is housed in a three-storey neo-Renaissance building. Founded in 1808 by Maximilian I, it advanced to become one of Europe's leading arts schools in the second half of the 19th century and still has a fine reputation today.

Famous students included Max Slevogt, Franz von Lenbach and Wilhelm Leibl, while early-20th-century students included Lovis Corinth, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc and others who went on to become modern-art pioneers.


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