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JOHANN WILHELM SCHIRMER (1807-1865)

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 327 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOHANN WILHELM SCHIRMER (1807-1865), German landscape painter, was born at Jiilich in Rhenish Prussia. This artist, a namesake of F. W. Schirmer, had a similar aim and career. He first was a student, and subsequently became a professor in the academy of Dusseldorf. In 1854 he was made director of the art school at Carisruhe, where he died. He travelled and sketched in Italy, and aimed at historic landscape after the manner of the Poussins. His Biblical landscapes with figures are held in good esteem.
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