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Carl Spitzweg (1808 – 1885)

Carl Spitzweg was born in 1808 in Munich and lived there all his life. He studied pharmacy at the University there and established himself as a pharmacist. In 1833 he gave up that profession to become a painter. He was… Continue Reading →

Honoré Daumier (1808 – 1879)

Daumier was born in Marseille and at the age of 13, he began working as a bailiff in Paris, where his family had moved in 1821. His father was a frame maker who also tried to make a name as… Continue Reading →

Paul Gavarni (1804-1866)

CIRQUE DE GAVARNI He was born in Paris as Sulpice – Guillaume Chevallier. He was educated as an engineer but choose to follow lithographic lessons with Jean Adams. In 1828 he returned from the Pyrenees and swarfed through Paris without… Continue Reading →

Rodolphe Töpffer (1799 – 1846)

Tōpffer was born and died in Geneva. He studied literature and became a teacher and docent at the University. In his free time, he wrote short illustrated stories. Such as: Histoire de Monsieur Jabot Monsieur Crepin Histoire de Monsieur Vieux… Continue Reading →

Philibert Debucourt (1765-1832)

The engraver Debucourt earned much success with prints like “The Two Kisses” in which the cunning face of a woman, the peaceful face of her father as an old man and the amiable head of a youthful lover were contrasted…. Continue Reading →

Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845)

Boilly was born in La Bassée in Northern France and died in 1845 during the Restauration and July Monarchy. He started painting at the age of 13 and was practically autodidact influenced by Dutch 17th century genre painters Gabriel Metsu… Continue Reading →

Thomas Rowlandson (1756- 1827)

Rowlandson was born in Old Jewry, in the City of London. His father, William, had been a weaver but had moved into trading supplies for the textile industry and after overextending himself was declared bankrupt in 1759. Rowlandson was educated… Continue Reading →

James Gillray (1756- 1815)

Gillray’s father was a 35-year-old Scotsman who had come to Chelsea after the loss of his right arm in the battle of Fontenoy in 1745. In 1749 he became a member of the Moravian Brotherhood (followers of John Hus) who… Continue Reading →

Daniel Chodowiecki (1726-1801)

Daniel Chodowiecki, born in Danzig and died in Berlin, is one of the little masters, but interested in representing emotions. In the art of printing at that time, this was something new. Long time it was not common knowledge that a… Continue Reading →

Jean Huber (1721-1786)

Huber was a Swiss painter and silhouettist, born in Geneva and he died in Lausanne. He started without having any training. He specialized in painting birds, but he had also talents as a caricaturist. VOLTAIRE (1694-1778) In 1756 Huber visited Voltaire… Continue Reading →

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