Swiss painter, draughtsman and engraver. In 1741 he moved to Berne, where he took drawing lessons with Johann Grimm (1675–1747), whose school of drawing he took over in 1747. He visited the Bernese Oberland with Emanuel Handmann, Christian Georg Schütz (1718–91) and Friedrich Wilhelm Hirt (...
Jens Peter Munk
Danish painter, designer and architect. His paintings reveal both Neo-classical and Romantic interests and include history paintings as well as literary and mythological works. The variety of his subject-matter reflects his wide learning, a feature further evidenced by the broad range of his creative output. In addition to painting, he produced decorative work, sculpture and furniture designs, as well as being engaged as an architect. Successfully combining both intellectual and imaginative powers, he came to be fully appreciated only in the 1980s....
Portuguese, 18th century, male.
Active in Lisbon at the beginning of the 18th century.
Died 1738, in Lisbon.
Painter, designer of ornamental architectural features.
Abreu's works in Lisbon include the ceilings of the Menino de Deus church and the vestibule of the church of Nossa Senhora da Graça....
German, 18th century, male.
Active still in 1810.
Born 1757, in Mompelgard.
He furnished proof of remarkable aptitude for drawing while very young, such that at 14 he was enrolled for the academy of fine arts in Stuttgart. He was a brilliant student, and on ...
British, 18th – 19th century, male.
Active at the end of the 18th and at the beginning of the 19th century.
Painter, engraver. Architectural views.
S. Acton lived in London between 1791 and 1802 and exhibited at the Royal Academy.
British, 18th century, male.
Born 3 July 1728, in Kirkcaldy (Fife); died 3 March 1792, in London.
Draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver, architect. Landscapes, architectural views, interiors, ruins. Decorative models.
Robert Adam was the son of William Adam, a well-known Scottish architect. He initially trained in his father's practice in partnership with his bothers, John and James. Examples of his early architectural work include Hopetoun House in Lothian (c. ...
Swedish, 18th century, male.
Born 1716; died 1796.
Stockholm, 19 May 1992: Designs for the decorations for a royal ceremony (watercolour and ink, 9 × 17¾ ins/22 × 45 cm) SEK 6,500
Italian, 18th century, male.
Active in Milanc.1700.
Essentially a portraitist, but also painted several emblematic subjects and architectural themes. His engravings include a series of plates representing Milan Cathedral that he signed in conjunction with the architect Carlo Butio.
Italian, 18th century, male.
Active in Milanc.1750.
Painter. Architectural views.
Paintings by Agrote feature in chapels at the Carmelite Church in Milan and the church of S Maria in Brescia; Carbori executed the figures in the latter.
Polish, 18th century, male.
Active probably at the end of the 18th century.
Karl Aigner was the brother of the architect Pierre Aigner and was sent by the King of Poland, Stanislaus August, to Rome in 1786 in order to perfect his painting skills. He successfully attended the city's art academy, but died a young man....