Johann Gottfried Steffan
(1815 - 1905)
Johann Gottfried Steffan was active/lived in Switzerland. Johann Steffan is known for landscape, figure in landscape painting.
Biography Johann Gottfried Steffan
Johann Gottfried Steffan lived from 1815 to 1905.
After his training as a font lithographer, the Swiss Johann Gottfried Steffan moved to Munich in 1833. He studied at the University of Polytechnic under Walter Romberg as well as at the Academy of Fine Arts under Christian Zimmermann, Peter Cornelius, Julius Hess, Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld and Friedrich August von Kaulbach. In his turn for realistic landscape painting, he was influenced by Carl Rottmann. Steffan's studio was a central meeting place of Swiss artists in Munich, including Arnold Böcklin. Today, works by Johann Gottfried Steffan are on display in major museum collections, including the Kunstmuseum Lucerne and the Kunsthaus Zurich. (cko)
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