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 Jacob Maentel  (1763 - 1863)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/Maryland/Indiana / Germany      Known for: naive portrait, figure, interiors

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BIOGRAPHY for Jacob Maentel
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Birth
1763 (Kassel, Germany)
 
Death
1863 (New Harmony, Indiana)

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Pennsylvania/Maryland/Indiana / Germany

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Born in Kassel, Germany, Jacob Maentel is believed to have trained as a physician and worked as a farmer and mercenary and served in Napoleon's army as his Secretary in Westphalia.  By 1797, he was a portrait painter living near the harbor in Baltimore, but his earliest portrait is dated 1807.  However, little is known of the actualities of his life. His birth date is allegedly 1763, but nowhere is it mentioned that he who died in 1863 was a centenarian.

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