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ASAM, Cosmas Damian (1686 - 1739), Painter, fresco artist, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ASAM, Cosmas Damian (1686 - 1739), Painter, fresco artist, engraver, draughtsman

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German, 18th century, male.

Born 28 September 1686, in Benediktbeuren (Bavaria); died 1739, in Weltenburg Convent.

Painter, fresco artist, engraver, draughtsman, decorative designer. Religious subjects.

Son of the painter Hans Georg Asam. After learning the basics of his art he moved to Rome where he studied for several years before being awarded the coveted Accademia di San Luca Prize in 1713. He

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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