German poet, dramatist and painter, usually ,known as Maler (i.e. painter)
See also:Muller, was
See also:born at
See also:Kreuznach on the 13th of
See also:January 1749 . He studied
See also:painting at
See also:Zweibrucken, and in 1774--1775 settled in
See also:Mannheim, where in 1777 he was appointed
See also:court painter . In 1778 he was enabled by a public subscription to visit Italy, which remained his home for the
See also:rest of his
See also:life . In 178o he became a
See also:Roman Catholic . He was unfavourably influenced by the study of
See also:models, and gradually gave up painting and devoted himself to the study of the
See also:history of
See also:art; his services as
See also:cicerone were especially in demand among German visitors to Rome . Before he
See also:left Mannheim he had tried his
See also:hand at literature, under the influence of the Sturm and Drang
See also:movement . A lyric drama,
See also:Niobe (1778), attracted little
See also:attention; but Fausts Leben dramatisiert (1778) appealed to the turbulent spirit of the
See also:time, and Gala and Genoveva (begun in 1776, but not published till 1811) was an excellent imitation of Goethe's Gotz von
See also:Berlichingen . He struck out a more
See also:independent path in his idylls, notably Die Schafschur . (1775) and Das Nusskernen (18i1), in which, emancipating himself from the artificiality of
See also:Gessner, he reproduced scenes—not without a
See also:touch of satire—from the German
See also:peasant-life of his
See also:day . He died at Rome on the 23rd of
See also:April 1825 . Maley Miiller's Werke appeared in 3 Vols . (x811—1825); in 1868 H .
See also:Hettner published two volumes of Dichtungen von Maler Muller, which contain most of his writings . Gedichte von Maler
See also:Friedrich Muller; eine Nachlese zu dessen Werken appeared in 1873, and his Fausts Leben was reprinted by B . Seuffert in 1881 . See A . Sauer, Sturmer and Dranger," vol. iii . (Kurschner's Deutsche Nationalliteratur, vol . 8i, 1883); and B . Seuffert, Maley Muller (1877) .
BARON FERDINAND VON MULLER (1825–1896)
GEORGE MULLER (1805-1898)
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