Anton Raphael Mengs - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Anton Raphael Mengs

Style: Neo-Classicism;

Place: Ústí Nad Labem

Born: 1728

Death: 1779

Nationality: Czech Republic


Anton Raphael Mengs (March 22, 1728 – June 29, 1779) was a German Bohemian painter, active in Rome, Madrid and Saxony, who became one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting. Mengs was born in 1728 at Ústí nad Labem (German: Aussig) in Bohemia, the son of Ismael Mengs (da), a Danish painter who eventually established himself at Dresden. His elde...

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