Anton Graff

Swiss portrait artist (1736–1813)

Anton Graff (18 November 1736 – 22 June 1813) was a Swiss painter, of the period called Classicism. He mostly did portrait painting. He was among the most important painters of his time.

Anton Graff
With the arrival of this self-portrait (1765) on January 16, 1766, in Dresden Graff’s carrier as one of the most famous portrait artists of the Neoclassicism began
Born(1736-11-18)18 November 1736
Died22 June 1813(1813-06-22) (aged 76)
EducationJohann Ulrich Schellenberg, Johann Jacob Haid, Leonhard Schneider
Known forPortrait Painting
Notable workPortrait of Frederick the Great (1781). His masterpiece
Awards1783: Honorary Member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 1812: Honorary Member of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna and the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
Patron(s)Royal Courts of Prussia and Saxony