Born in Berlin, October, 1824. His father was the sculptor, Ludwig Wickmann. He studied music at the Royal Academy of Berlin and later with Spohr, Mendelssohn and Taubert. In 1857 he became director of the Musical Society of Bielefeld, but soon resigned and lived for some time in Italy for his health; later he returned to Berlin. He composed a number of symphonies, quartets, trios and sonatas for piano and for piano and violin; psalms and songs.