Artist Birthdays September 15 – JACOB PHILIPP HACKERT

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JACOB HACKERT  (September 15, 1737 – April 28, 1807)

  • Nationality: German
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Classicism, Romanticism
  • ARTiFact: He sensitively upheld the tradition of ideal landscape painting and meticulously reproduced the realistic details in nature.
  • Artist Quote: “Some landscapes give us exceptional pleasure when they represent localities where great deeds, such as battles, or other grand historical events took place.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, 1774.

Jacob Hackert. Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1774. 1774.

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