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shopkeeper, textile manufacturer, art collector, art dealer (person), art agent, diplomat
One of the most important Prussian manufactures of his time, founder of the Fabrique de Porcelaine de Berlin porcelain factory (now KPM); he collected during his life more than 600 paintings, the majority was sold in 1763/1764 to Catherine de Great (1729-1796), these paintings were the foundation of the art collection at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg (Schepkowski 2009).
Nationality/school
Polish, German
Born
Konitz (Pommern) 1710-11-21
Schepkowski 2009
Deceased
Berlin 1775-08-09
Schepkowski 2009
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1735 - 1774
ca. 1735-1774
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  • Dresden 1717 - 1724
    after the death of both his parents to the plague, his relatives brought him at a young age to Dresden were he stayed until he was 14 years old (Schepkowski 2009)
  • Berlijn 1724 - 1775
    his older brother brought him at the age of 14 to Berlin were he received his education at the cloth and wool trade; after in 1730 he was included in the wholesale in luxury goods of his older brother Christian Ludwig; after that he establised his own workshop for manufacturing luxury goods (golden tobacco boxes); later he was also active as a silk- and porcelain manufacturer (Schepkowski 2009)
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Entered on: 2012-07-23; Modification on: 2018-06-20

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