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Johann Georg Bergmüller

1688 Türkheim – 1762 Augsburg

Johann Georg Bergmüller trained as a painter under Andreas Wolff in Munich before settling in Augsburg as an independent master in 1713. His career as an artist proved extremely successful. In 1730 he was appointed director of the city’s Academy, a further important step up the career ladder following in 1739 with his appointment to the position of Augsburg cabinet and court painter. A much sought-after creator of altar-pieces and frescoes, he achieved considerable renown before his death in 1762. He also produced a substantial printed oeuvre encompassing religious and mythological subjects as well as allegorical depictions.