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ABBÉMA, Wilhelm von (1812 - 1889), Painter, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ABBÉMA, Wilhelm von (1812 - 1889), Painter, engraver

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 15 January 1812, in Krefeld; died 8 November 1889, in Düsseldorf.

Painter, engraver (etching/burin).

At 18, he enrolled at the academy in Düsseldorf as a pupil of J. W. Schirmer. He spent three years studying drawing and painting, working especially on landscapes, but soon gave these up in favour of engraving. In this medium, he worked from his own drawings or those

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