Mainmenu
Monogram
DC
DCH
Qualifications
painter, court painter, enameler, etcher, draftsman, miniaturist painter, book illuminator, print collector
In 1764 Chodowiecki was already painting for the court in Berlin; from 1768 to 1801 Chodowiecki illustrated the Genealogischer Kalender, published by the Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin. He also worked for the publishers of the Berlin, Gotha and Göttingen almanacs. He illustrated literary texts, include Oliver Goldsmith’s Vicar of Wakefield, Goethe’s Werther, Schiller, Lessing, Shakespeare, Laurence Sterne’s Sentimental Journey, Tobias Smollett’s Peregrine Pickle and Cervantes’s Don Quixote. His work on Johann Kaspar Lavater’s Physiognomische Fragmente (Leipzig and Winterthur, 1775–1778), whose illustrations in various editions occupied him for over 15 years, was also pioneering. He further illustrated the second edition of Johann Bernhard Basedow’s pedagogical Basedow’sche Elementarwerk (1774) and books by Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi. For large editions he periodically employed assistants to engrave his brilliant preparatory drawings (Wormsbächer/Bauer 1988).
Nationality/school
German, Polish
Born
Danzig (hist.) 1726-10-16
Deceased
Berlin 1801-02-07
buried at the French Cemetery in Berlin
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
brother Gottfried Chodowiecki (1728–1787); married to Johanna Marie Barez (1728–1785), daughter of an Amsterdam hugenot silk embroiderer
This person/entity in other databases
Biographical information
Active in
  • Berlijn 1743 - 1801
    Moving to Berlin in 1743, Daniel Chodowiecki, while training as a salesman, met the Augsburg painter Johann Lorenz Haid, who taught him enamel painting. In Berlin he lived from 1755 in the Brüderstraße and later in the Behrenstraße 31. (Turner et al. 1996, p. 183).
  • Danzig (hist.) 1773
    Aside from trips to Danzig and Dresden, Chodowiecki never left his workshop in Berlin. He bought a horse to travel to Danzig (Furhti-Grubert/Desel 2001, p. 225).
  • Berlijn
  • Leipzig
  • Dresden
    visited his friends Anton Graff and Adrian Zingg
  • Berlijn
  • Danzig (hist.) 1779
    went again to Danizg after his mother died, takes his sisters Louise and Henriette to Berlin
  • Berlijn 1780 - 1801
Teacher at academy/university
Königlich Preussische Akademie der Künste (Berlin)
He was admitted to the Berlin Academy in 1764 and became vice-director under Bernhard Rode. He was active in the reform of this institution, from which he became director in 1797.
born in
active in
died in
Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
genre, allegory, history (as a genre), portrait
Entered on: 1991-12-02; Modification on: 2018-10-03

Comments

No comments

My selections

My selections

Your current selection will be lost. Are you sure?