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KERSTING, Georg Friedrich (1785 - 1847), Painter, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KERSTING, Georg Friedrich (1785 - 1847), Painter, draughtsman

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Danish, 19th century, male.

Born 31 October 1785, in Güstrow; died 1 July 1847, in Meissen.

Painter, draughtsman. History painting, religious subjects, battles, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Georg Kersting was a pupil at the Kunstakademi in Copenhagen (1805-1808) and Dresden, where he met Caspar David Friedrich, whose influence on Kersting's landscape style is particularly noticeable. In 1811 he exhibited at the Dresden academy. He signed

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