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Christian Gottlieb Mietzsch

1742–1799, Dresden

The painter, draughtsman and etcher, Christian Gottlieb Mietzsch, spent all his working life in Dresden, where he pro­duced a printed oeuvre that perfectly reflects the spirit of the late German Baroque. In 1756 Mietzsch enrolled at the Dresden Academy, where he was a student of Charles Hutin. The young artist’s talent was soon recognized and as early as 1763 he was appointed assistant schoolmaster and drawing teacher at the Academy. In the course of his artistic career he came to be known primarily for his virtuoso portraits in oil and pastel.