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Johann Konig

 (1586 - 1642)
Johann Konig was active/lived in Germany, Italy.  Johann Konig is known for small scale religious painting.

Biography   Johann Konig


Johann König (1586-1642) was a German painter. The son of a Nuremberg goldsmith, König was a follower of Adam Elsheimer. He is known today primarily because of his very finely painted copper panels.

König was born in Nuremberg in 1586, the son of goldsmith Arnold König. His knowledge of the works of Johannes Rottenhammer of the elderly suggests that he might have spent his apprentice years in Augsburg (possibly with Rottenhammer).

What is certain is proving that he spent a year staying in Venice and in Rome from 1610 to 1614. Here he has possibly made contact in December 1610 with Adam Elsheimer before the later died. Elsheimers works directly stimulated Königs creativity. Even early works of König reflect Elsheimer landscape   ...  Displaying 750 of 2290 characters.

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