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Johann Amandus Winck


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Johann Amandus Winck


Johann Amandus Winck was German painter of the Antwerp school Johann Amandus Wink (1748 - 1817). Johann Amandus Winck was born in 1748 in the town of Eichstätt , situated on the River Altmühl in Bavaria, Germany.A small town in the 18th century, but with the stunning natural beauty of the surroundings. As a little boy Johann Amandus Winck, seeing engravings book botany Basilus Besler, decided to become an artist. His uncle artist Johann contributed desire to become a master of still lifes.Johann education received in the Netherlands Academy of Arts in Antwerp. Holland was at that time the center masters depicting still lifes. The academy Johann Amandus Winck met with Peter Faes (1750-1814). Both aspiring young artist came under the influence of the old masters Jan Van Huysum (1682-1749).

His floral still lifes often included fruits and small creatures such as caterpillars, snails, butterflies, beetles, lizards, and flies as well as parrots, mice, squirrels, rabbits and guinea pigs.

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