Carl “Charles” Friedrich Backöfen (1800-1860)


Carl “Charles” Friedrich Backöfen (1800-1860)
German-American historic realist portrait & miniature portrait painter ;
Chas. Backöfen ; C. Backöfen ; Carl F. Backöfen ; Carl Backöfen ; C. F. Backöfen ; C.F. Backöfen ;
[Born November 30, 1800 in Kingdom of Sachsen (Napoleonic Saxony / Dresden), Germany – died 1860 in New York, NY]


FAD record control number: 46484 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Carl “Charles” Friedrich Backöfen (1800-1860) biography:

Birth: 1801 in Germany ;
Death: 1860 in New York, NY ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Sagittarius ;

Known for: Portraits ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: People ;

Areas: Germany ; New York, NY ;
Region: Europe ; North East ;
Lived: 74 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY (1853) ; 28 Abingdon Place, New York, NY (1854-1855) ;
Father: Johann Traugott Backofen (?-?) [unclear if this is his father] ;
Mother: Friederike Pauline Backofen (?-?)  [unclear if this is his mother]
Spouse: Augusta (Bischoff) Backofen (817-?), wife, married December 15, 1842 in Dietlingen (Baden-Wurttemberg), Germany, storekeeper, became a naturalized citizen 1855 ;
Children: Charles A Backofen (1830-?), son ;

Training: Academy of Berlin, Berlin, Germany (possibly, based on painting style and may have studied under Franz Krueger (1797-1857)) ;


Exhibited with: National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1853, 1854, 1855) ;

Milestones: Became an American citizen in 1855 ; Likely arrived in American in 1850 or 1851 from Germany ;



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February 26, 2019

Last updated: May 26, 2019 at 0:04 am

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