Max von Schmaedel actually: Max Ritter von Schmaedel (born May 14, 1856 in Augsburg; † 1939 ) was a German portrait and genre painter.
Schmaedel studied from October 1873 painting in Munich at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts at Max Adamo, Karl von Piloty and Alexander von Wagner.  After graduating, he worked in Munich. In 1879 he traveled to the USA. On 31 August 1879 he reached aboard the S. S. Samaria the port of Boston, Massachusetts.  In New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts on October 15, 1879 he married Louise Cécile Beauvais (1854-1882).   In 1880, he returned with his wife back to Germany , their son Harold Parker of Schmaedel was born on 3 May 1881st His wife died on June 17, 1882. Schmaedel was again established from this time in Munich at different addresses, as is apparent from the information provided by the Munich-based address books to 1938 .  
Schmaedel was repeatedly proven represented 1888-1891, with his works in the Munich Glass Palace; in the catalogs of the exhibitions of his works were displayed.  He also presented his works at the exhibitions of the Royal Academy of Arts in Berlin. He was a member of the General Association of German Cooperative Art.  Schmaedels works were in the majority portraits or genre scenes.
Max von Schmaedel died in 1939, his exact date of death remains unknown. His son Harold Parker (1881-1932), known in Germany Harald, was after visiting the Munich Maximilian Gymnasium and the Munich Art Academy also a painter
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