Schmeller, Johann Joseph

BORN 12 Jul 1796, Grossobringen, Thüringen - DIED 1 Oct 1841, Weimar, Thüringen
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Historischer Friedhof, Poseckscher Garten (Eastern wall)

Johann Joseph Schmeller was a pupil of Ferdinand Jagemann. After Jagemann's death the Grand Duke of Weimar enabled him to study in the Studio of Bree in Antwerp.

After his return in 1824 he obtained a teaching position at the Drawing School in Weimar. For Goethe he created portraits of the many literary people that visited him. 150 of these portraits are still at the Goethe-Nationalmuseum. Schmeller often drew and painted Goethe himself.

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• painted Hummel, Johann Nepomuk
• was pupil of Jagemann, Ferdinand Karl Christian
• painted Rauch, Christian Daniel
• painted Riemer, Friedrich Wilhelm


The grave of Johann Joseph Schmeller at the Friedhof vor dem Frauentor, Weimar.
Picture by Androom (01 Aug 2016)


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Published: 25 Nov 2017
Last update: 20 Apr 2022