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Friedrich, Caspar David

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00068386
Friedrich, Caspar David

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 5 September 1774, in Greifswald; died 7 May 1840, in Dresden.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Figure compositions, landscapes.

Friedrich was born in the Pomerania province on the North Sea, where his protestant family, originally from Silesia, had taken refuge from the disputes between Prussia, Austria and Catholic Poland during the 18th century. Friedrich was brought up in a puritan atmosphere. Having been introduced to drawing by Gottfried Quistorp in Greifswald, he entered the Kunstakademi in Copenhagen in ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Prints and Printmaking ; 19th-Century Art ; 18th-Century Art

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