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PFORR, Franz (1788 - 1812), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PFORR, Franz (1788 - 1812), Painter

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 7 April 1788, in Frankfurt; died 16 June 1812, in Albano Laziale.

Painter. Historical subjects, portraits.

Nazarenes group.

The son of Johann Georg Pforr, Franz was a pupil of his uncle Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Younger in Kassel, and of Heinrich Füger in Vienna. It was in Vienna that he met Johann Friedrich Overbeck, with whom he became friends in

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