Johann Georg Meyer von Bremen, German 1813-1886
Called Meyer von Bremen after his place of birth, this artist was also nicknamed "Kinder-Meyer" due to his preference for children as subjects. A genre painter with an enormous following, especially in the United States, Meyer gave evidence in his early years of his artistic ability. In 1833 he entered the Academy at Dusseldorf where he studied under Professors Karl Sohn and Wilhelm Schadow. Schadow, a "Nazarene" artist is now remembered for his teaching rather than for his own painting.
Initially, Meyer painted religious and historical subjects but in 1840, after travel in Bavaria and Switzerland, he began to develop the pleasant, humorous scenes of c
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