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KNOBELSDORFF, Georg Wenceslaus von (1699 - 1753), Painter, engraver, architect

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KNOBELSDORFF, Georg Wenceslaus von (1699 - 1753), Painter, engraver, architect

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German, 18th century, male.

Born 17 February 1699; died 16 September 1753, in Berlin.

Painter, engraver, architect.

Knobelsdorff was the architect of the Berlin Opera House and the Castle of Sans-Souci. A former captain in the Prussian army, he turned to art in 1730. His portraits and landscapes are highly rated.

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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