Johann Wilhelm Schirmer
(1807 - 1863)
Johann Wilhelm Schirmer was active/lived in Germany. Johann Schirmer is known for Landscape painting.
Biography Johann Wilhelm Schirmer
Johann Wilhelm Schirmer was born in Jülich, 1807. At the age of 17, he began studying at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, where he was a student of Wilhelm von Schadow and Heinrich Kolbe.
Under the influence of Carl Friedrich Lessing, Schirmer trained as a landscape painter. Together with Lessing, he started a particular landscape class at the Academy, which he lead as a teacher.
In 1839, he was appointed professor at the Düsseldorf Academy, where he worked for several years. In 1854, The Prince Regent, and later Grand Duke Friedrich I appointed Schirmer as Director of the newly founded Karlsruhe art school.
On his many trips to Italy, France and Switzerland, Schirmer created numerous fully executed draw
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