Frederick Christopher Bischoff
(1771 - 1834)
Frederick Christopher Bischoff was active/lived in Pennsylvania / Germany. Frederick Bischoff is known for Portrait, miniatures and butterfly painter.
Biography Frederick Christopher Bischoff
Emigrating to America between 1796 and 1799, Frederick Bischoff settled in Reading, Pennsylvania and until his death in 1834, was a painter of portraits, miniatures, silhouettes and butterflies and also did fraktur decoration. One of his silhouette portraits, Captain De B. Keim, shown wearing boots and holding a large hat, was the first painting in the Berks County Historical Society Collection, donated in 1904.
As a fraktur artist, Bischoff is documented as having created a birth and baptismal certificate of watercolor and ink on paper for Anna Maria Stauffer in 1808 in Reading, Pennsylvania. The description reads: "Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered; printed form. The main text in Fraktur within a heart is in the
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