Johann Wilhelm Preyer
(1803 - 1889)
Johann Wilhelm Preyer was active/lived in Germany. Johann Preyer is known for painting.
Biography Johann Wilhelm Preyer
Preyer was one of the few representatives of the Düsseldorf School, who
were specialized in still life painting. He started his artistic
training at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf in 1822 and attended the
classes of Peter von Cornelius and Wilhelm von Schadow. He gained first
artistic recognition in 1830, when he participated in the great academic
art exhibitions in Berlin. In 1835 he traveled to Holland, where he was
able to study Dutch Old Master paintings. From 1837 Preyer was active
in Munich, together with his brother Gustav and his friends Johann Peter
Hasenclever and Theodor Janssen. King Ludwig I of Bavaria was
fascinated by his artistic output and finally bought one of his
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