Anton Graff

Swiss artist (1736-1813)

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

Anton Graff
Anton Graff 1765.jpg
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)
NationalitySwiss
EducationJohann Ulrich Schellenberg, Johann Jacob Haid, Leonhard Schneider
Known forPortrait Painting
Notable work
Portrait of Frederick the Great (1781). His masterpiece
MovementNeoclassicism
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