(1733 - 1810)
Johan Zoffany was active/lived in United Kingdom, Germany, England, Italy. Johan Zoffany is known for neo-classical portrait, figure and genre painting.
Biography Johan Zoffany
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Johan Zoffany, Zoffani or Zauffelij was a German neo-classical* painter, active mainly in England. His works appear in many prominent British national galleries such as the National Gallery, London, the Tate Gallery and in the Royal Collection.
Johan Zoffany was born Johannes Josephus Zaufallij in Frankfurt on 13 March 1733. He undertook an initial period of study in a sculptor's workshop in Ellwangen in the 1740s (possibly at the workshop of sculptor Melchior Paulus) and later at Regensburg with the artist Martin Speer.
In 1750, he traveled to Rome, entering the studio of Agostino Masucci. In autumn 1760 he arrived in England, initially finding work with the clockmaker Stephen Rimbault (Zoffany's fine portrait of whom is now
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