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BIRMANN, Peter (1758 - 1844), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BIRMANN, Peter (1758 - 1844), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

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Swiss, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born December 1758, in Basel; died 18 July 1844, in Basel.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Landscapes.

Peter Birmann was the son of Rudolf Birmann, a stonecutter. Initially, he learnt his father's trade, but in 1771 he began to study painting with the portrait artist Rudolf Huber the Younger. He spent some time in Porrentruy, where he worked in the

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