Anton Graff

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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

Anton Graff (18 Novembr 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. He knew how to capture the character of the people he painted. Anton Graff left many paintings of the people that were important during his time. In that sense, his paintings are historically significant.