Which famous people have you outlived?

Johann Sebastian Bach

German artist

Died when: 29 years 350 days (359 months)
Star Sign: Libra

 

Johann Sebastian Bach

900 Johann Sebastian Bach (26 September 1748 – 11 September 1778) was a German painter.He was the son of composer and the grandson of composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

Bach was born in Berlin.He studied under Adam Friedrich Oeser in Leipzig.In May 1773, he moved to Dresden, and in February 1776 he moved to Hamburg, where his father was Director of Music.

In September 1776 he embarked on a study trip to Rome, where he became seriously ill soon after his arrival in February 1777, and died of this unknown ailment in 1778.

Bach created mostly brush drawings of idyllic landscapes, bustling with people.His works show the influence of Salomon Gessner.Towards the end of his life he turned to representations of people and created historical and mythological scenes.

He also made vignettes and illustrations of works by Gottlieb Rabener and Christian Felix Weiße.In his time he was quite renowned as an artist.

Collections of his works are in Coburg, Dresden, Hamburg, Leipzig and Vienna.


This content was extracted from Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License