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MERIAN, Matthäus, the Elder (1593 - 1650), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MERIAN, Matthäus, the Elder (1593 - 1650), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

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Swiss, 17th century, male.

Born 22 September 1593, in Basel; died 19 June 1650, in Bad Schwalbach.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. History painting, portraits, landscapes.

Bohemian School.

[not available online]Matthäus Merian the Elder studied for four years with Dietrich Mayer in Zurich. In 1614, he went to Nancy, where he met Callot. After that he went to Paris and then to Stuttgart. In 1617,

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