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12/09/19

Clemens BEWER (1820-1884) ✿








Clemens BEWER (1820-1884) Lambert Clemens Jakob Bewer was a German historian and portrait painter of the Romantic period.
Born in Aachen, he began his artistic career as a student of the masterclass of Karl Ferdinand Sohn at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. Subsequently, from 1841, he deepened his artistic skills by spending several years studying in Paris and Rome. In the studio of Paul Delaroche, he acquired knowledge of the colorization of his teacher and in the studio of Ary Scheffer he trained himself in the technique of copperplate engraving, but had already been commissioned to make a series of copies of various paintings by Raphael, Andrea del Sarto, Tizian, Rubens and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo for smaller French churches to make.
The commission of the artist association Malkasten to the acquisition of the Jacobi'schen Gartens.jpg
In 1847, he returned to Dusseldorf, where he lived and worked for almost thirty years in the milieu of the Düsseldorf School of Painting. During this time, numerous important historical paintings, but also impressive portraits of important personalities. In addition, he received a teaching assignment at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, which then appointed him professor in 1869.
Bewer, who was a member of the artists' association Malkasten and 1861 in the commission for the acquisition of the Jacobi garden, also joined the Kunstverein for the Rhineland and Westphalia, for which he was elected chairman from 1864. In 1876, Bewer moved to Bonn, where he spent his old age.


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