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Adrian Zingg

 Drawing - Cottages On A Riverbank by Adrian Zingg

Cottages On A Riverbank

 Drawing - View Of Karlsbad In The Foreground A Young Mother With Her Children by Adrian Zingg

View Of Karlsbad In The Foreground A Young Mother With Her Children

Adrian Zingg (April 15, 1734 - May 26, 1816) was a Swiss painter.


Adrian Zingg received his term training with his father, the steel cutter Bartolomäus Zingg, and then became an apprentice with engraver Johann Rudolf Holzhalb. In 1757 he worked at Berner Vedutenmaler with Johann Ludwig Aberli that made him stand out among others views from Switzerland. Together with the medalist Johann Caspar Mörikofer from Bern they travlled to Paris in 1759, where Zingg worked for seven years with the engraver Johann Georg Wille.

In 1764 he was supported by Christian Ludwig von Hagedorn as an engraver at the newly founded Dresdner Academy, where he worked as a teacher from 1766. He had an intensive exchange with the professor of the Dresden Academy, Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich , who acted as a mentor for Zingg. In 1774 , after thec death of Dietrich, Zingg began to complete his late work and published a total of 87 sheets.[1] In 1769, he was also a member of the Vienna Academy and in 1787 became a member of the Berlin Academy . In 1803 he was appointed professor of copper piercing at the Dresden Academy. Some of Zingg's famous students included Carl August Richter and his son Ludwig Richter , also Heinrich Theodor Wehle and Christoph Nathe.


This article was initially translated from the German Wikipedia. (de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Zingg)

J. F. Linck: Monographie der von dem … Hofmaler und Professor … C. W. E. Dietrich radirten, geschabten und in Holz geschnittenen malerischen Vorstellungen: nebst einem Abrisse der Lebensgeschichte des Künstlers. Berlin 1846, S. 35ff.

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