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.
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
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