Georg Friedrich Bischoff, German 1819 -1873
Georg Friedrich Bischoff was the eldest of five children born to Johann Michael Bischoff, a locksmith by trade, in Ansbach, Germany. Even as a youth he displayed a talent for drawing, using every opportunity he could find to depict faces, horses, figures, or whatever captured his attention. He even gave private lessons to younger students.
In 1835 Bischoff's parents, deciding upon an artistic education for him, sent him to the "Mecca of the Artist Academy" in Munich. He studied there until 1842 when he enrolled in the "Matrikel." Similar to a graduate school, the academy instructors there included Professor's J. Schlotthauer, P. Foltz and J. Schnorr von Ca
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