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Qualifications
painter, court painter, watercolorist, etcher, engraver (printmaker), lithographer, fresco painter, copyist
Adam copied work by engravers. He was court painter of Eugène de Beauharnais and received commissions from the emperor of Austria Franz Joseph.
Nationality/school
German
Born
Nördlingen 1786-04-16
Deceased
München 1862-08-28
Family relationschips
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patriach of the Adam dynasty of painters: father of Benno, Franz, Eugen and Julius Adam, brother of Heinrich Adam
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Biographical information
Education
Akademie der Bildenden Künste (München)
evening student
Active in
  • Nördlingen 1804
    till 1804
  • Neurenberg 1804 - 1806
  • Augsburg 1806
  • München 1807 - 1809
    July 1807 with Johann Lorenz Rugendas to Munich and a visit the Royal Gallery. Adam was impressed by the Old Masters of the Netherlands at the Royal Gallery. (Hase-Schmundt 1981, p. 68-69
  • Augsburg 1808
    in the army
  • Regensburg 1809
    Equerry of Count Froberg during the Battles at Abensberg and Regensburg
  • Milaan 1809 - 1816
    with intermissions; court painter of Eugène de Beauharnais
  • Rusland 1812
    partook in the campaign to Russia
  • München 1816 - 1862
    with intermissions
  • Stuttgart 1829
  • Donaueschingen 1830
  • Augustenburg 1833 - 1837
    journey with his sons Franz and Eugen in 1833
  • Milaan 1848
    went with his son Eugen to the austrian headquarters in Milano with Count Radetzky
  • Verona 1848
    Battles of Volta, Valleggio, Custozza, Verona, Sta. Lucia and Vicenza
  • Vicenza 1848
    Battles of Volta, Valleggio, Custozza, Verona, Sta. Lucia and Vicenza
  • Hongarije 1851
  • Wenen 1855 - 1862-08-28
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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.
animal painting (genre), military genre, battle, portrait, landscape (as genre)
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Münchener Malerschule
Entered on: 1991-11-20; Modification on: 2018-10-22

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