Catel, Franz a German artist, was born in Berlin, Feb. 22, 1778, and first acquired distinction by his illustrations of Goethe's Hermann und Dorothea. He went to Paris in 1807, and there began painting in oil. In 1809 he went to Rome, and in 1818 he visited the island of Sicily. In 1834 he painted a
Resurrection of Christ, for the Luisenkirche at Charlottenburg, near Berlin. His works are to be found all through Europe. In 1841 he was made a member and professor of the Academy of Berlin. He died in Rome, Dec. 19, 1856. See Appletons American Cyclop. s.v.