BORN 31 Mar 1798, München, Bayern - DIED 4 Dec 1876, München, Bayern|
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (05-01-19)
Michael Neher was a son of Bernard Neher from Biberach. He attended the Academy of Arts in Munich from 1813 to 1816 and among his teachers were Matthias Klotz and Angelo Qualio (1778-1815). In 1819 he went to Italy, where he stayed until 1825. His last two years in Italy he spent in Rome, where he worked in Heinrich Maria von Hess' studio.
He returned to Munich in 1825 and there he produced Biedermeier paintings. In Hohenschwangau Castle he designed a room with works in the style of Rubens and another one, the Heldensaal, after compositions by Moritz von Schwindt. In his later years he mostly created paintings of famous buildings. He died in 1876 in Munich.
knew Hess, Heinrich Maria von