Begas, Karl, a German painter, was born at Heinsberg, near Aix-la-Chapelle, Sept. 30, 1794. He studied first under Philippart, and then went to Paris, where he continued his studies under Gros. Among his earlier works was a Madonna della'Sedia, which attracted the attention of the Prussian king, and gained for the artist the position of painter to the Prussian court. He died in Berlin, Nov. 24, 1854. Among his best works are, Henry IV. at the Castle of Canossa; The Sermon on the Mount; and Christ on the Mount of Olives.