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GSELL, Georg (1673 - 1740), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GSELL, Georg (1673 - 1740), Painter

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Swiss, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active in St Petersburg at the beginning of the 18th century.

Born 28 January 1673, in St Gall; died 22 November 1740, in St Petersburg.

Painter. Portraits, still-lifes.

Georg Gsell studied painting in Vienna with Antoine Schoonjans. He painted historical and religious subjects and portraits. He worked in Amsterdam, where Peter the Great took him into his service in 1717,

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