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Johann Georg Meyer von Bremen, German 1813-1886
Called Meyer von Bremen after his place of birth, this artist was also nicknamed "Kinder-Meyer" due to his preference for children as subjects. A genre painter with an enormous following, especially in the United States, Meyer gave evidence in his early years of his artistic ability. In 1833 he entered the Academy at Dusseldorf where he studied under Professors Karl Sohn and Wilhelm Schadow. Schadow, a "Nazarene" artist (showing 500 of 1411 characters).