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Veit, Philippe or Philipp

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00189185
Veit, Philippe or Philipp

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 13 February 1793, in Berlin; died 18 December 1877, in Mainz.

Painter. History painting, architectural views.

Nazarene group.

Philippe Veit was the younger brother of Johannes Veit. His parents were Jewish, and his mother was the daughter of the philosopher Mendelssohn. She was widowed early and remarried to Friedrich von Schlegel. Veit was brought up by his stepfather, studied initially at the Dresden Akademie with Mouha and went on to work in Vienna. In 1813 he took part in the last campaign against Napoleon, resuming painting in 1815. He was in Rome until 1830 where he collaborated with Friedrich Overbeck, Peter Cornelius von Schadow and other German Pre-Raphaelites on important works, including ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Architecture ; 19th-Century Art

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