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Knoller, Martinlocked

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Austrian, 18th century, male.

Born 8 November 1725, in Steinach (Tyrol); died 24 July 1804, in Milan.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects, landscapes.

Neo-Classical.

Considered to be one of the most important painters from the Tyrol, Knoller learned the rudiments from his father, though we do not even know his forename. In 1745, the painter Paul Trogel, having seen the young Martin's first attempts and been struck by his natural ability, took the boy with him to Vienna and got him admitted to the academy. While there, Knoller won the major prize for history painting in 1753 with ...

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