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GESSNER, Salomon (1730 - 1788), Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GESSNER, Salomon (1730 - 1788), Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator

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Swiss, 18th century, male.

Born 1 April 1730, in Zurich; died 2 March 1788, in Zurich.

Painter (gouache), draughtsman, engraver, illustrator. Mythological subjects, military subjects, genre scenes, landscapes with figures.

[not available online]Salomon Gessner acquired a considerable reputation as a poet, devoting himself almost exclusively to literature for ten years. He wrote elegiac poetry and his works are characterised by a marked sentimentality. He

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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