Felix Moscheles

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Felix Stone Moscheles (born February 8, 1833 in London , † December 22, 1917 in Tunbridge Wells ) was an English painter and writer .


Felix Moscheles was the son of the well-known pianist and music teacher Ignaz Moscheles and husband of the painter Margaret Moscheles . His godfather, after whom he was named, was Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy . He attended the St. Thomas School in Leipzig until 1850 . After graduating from high school, he went to Antwerp and later studied sculpture with Auguste Rodin in Paris.

His paintings have been exhibited in Paris , Antwerp and London .

Felix Moscheles became the first President of the London Esperanto Club in 1903 and a founding member of the Lingva Komitato , the forerunner of the Esperanto Academy, in 1905 . He was a pacifist and, as such, was also President of the International Arbitration and Peace Association .

Close friends of his were Mark Hambourg , Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof and George du Maurier . Regular guests were the painters Ernst Oppler and Georg Sauter , who were also friends with the Hambourgs.

Pictures (selection)

Portrait of the pacifist Hodgson Pratt , 1891
  • 1862: When Mamma is out , oil on canvas
  • 1864: Portrait of Rose Mary Crawshay & Richard Frederick Crawshay
  • 1877: Spanish peasant boy eating an orange , oil on canvas
  • 1890: Robert Browning 's Study , Watercolors
  • 1891: Hodgson Pratt , oil on canvas

Literary works (selection)

  • Patriotism as an incentive to warfare . London: Wertheimer 1870
  • In Bohemia with Du Maurier. The first of a series of reminiscences . With 63 original drawings by G. Du Maurier, illustrating the artist's life in the fifties. London: TF Unwin, 1896
  • Fragments of an autobiography . London: James Nisbet 1899

Web links

Commons : Felix Moscheles  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Richard Sachse, Karl Ramshorn, Reinhart Herz: The teachers of the Thomasschule in Leipzig 1832-1912. The high school graduates of the Thomas School in Leipzig 1845–1912 . BG Teubner Verlag, Leipzig 1912, p. 24.
  2. Esperantista Dokumentaro, Issue 1, Paris Aug. 1906, p. 21.