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CAMPER, Petrus (1722 - 1789), Draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CAMPER, Petrus (1722 - 1789), Draughtsman

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Born 11 May 1722, in Leiden; died 1789, in The Hague.


Petrus Camper was a distinguished scholar, professor of zoology at the Athenaeum in Amsterdam and later in the universities of Franeker and Groningen. He was also a talented draughtsman, taught by Karel de Moor and later by A. Ziesenis, who produced excellent drawings of anatomy and animals.

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