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Johann Tischbein the Elder

 (1722 - 1789)
Johann Heinrich Tischbein, the Elder was active/lived in Germany.  Johann Tischbein the Elder is known for figure, portrait, historical, mythological paintings.

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Biography   Johann Tischbein, the Elder


Johann Heinrich Tischbein was born as one of nine children in 1722 in Haina in Hesse and belonged to the first generation of a family of highly talented painters, helped to determine the epoch of the late Baroque, Rococo and Classicism in Germany.  Tischbein's talent was discovered early and delivered a Paris scholarship.  He was a student of Carle Vanloo (1705 - 1765) and learned in the five years of his stay the French art of fine portraits in the spirit of classicism.

After a stay in Venice by Gian Battista Piazzetta and in Rome, Tischbein returned back to Kassel in 1751, where he was appointed a few years later as the court painter of the Landgrave Wilhelm VIII.  In 1777 he also acted as director of the newly foun   ...  Displaying 750 of 1250 characters.

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