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Anton Raphael Mengs

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Anton Raphael Mengs
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High Renaissance

Anton Raphael Mengs Biography

Anton Raphael Mengs was born in 1728 in Aussig, Bohemia, into an artistic family of German origin. Soon after his birth his parents returned to Saxony. Anton received his earliest training from his father in Dresden and in Rome, where he studied Italian Renaissance painters and worked in the studio of Marco Benefial. When he came back to Dresden in 1745, he became a painter to the Saxon court of Elector Augustus III, who was at the same time the King of Poland. Mengs executed for the court a large number of portraits.

Anton Raphael Mengs 16 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Anton Raphael Mengs Bibliography

German and Austrian Paintings. XV-XVIII centuries. by N. Nikulin. Leningrad. 1989.

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.