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MICHAEL, MAX:

German painter; born in Hamburg March 23, 1823; died at Berlin March 24, 1891. He studied art first at the Kunst-Akademie in Dresden, then for five years at Paris, after which he spent twenty years at Rome and Venice. In these cities he produced his first work, "Country Girl Writing" (1866), now in the Ravené Gallery, Berlin. In 1870 he returned to Berlin, and five years later was appointed professor of painting in the Royal Academy. He held this office until his death. Other works of his are: "Girls' School in the Sabine Mountains," in the Kunsthalle, Hamburg; "The Visit of the Cardinal to the Monastery"; "Job Disputing with His Friends"; "Bertini Painting an Altar-Piece in the Monastery of the Camaldolites."

Bibliography:
  • Jew. Chron. April 3, 1891, p. 9;
  • Singer, Allgemeines Künstler Lexikon, Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1899.
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