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Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki

1726 Born as son of a corn merchant in Gdansk | First instructions in drawing and miniature painting
1741 Start of an apprenticeship in Gdansk
1743 Relocation to Berlin and continuation of apprenticeship. Further drawings and studies in miniatures as well as first attempts at etching
1754 Start of independent activity as miniaturist. Close contacts to the Huguenot circles in Berlin
1755 Marriage to Jeanne Barez, member of the French colony in Berlin
1757 Earliest dated etching | At the same time further experiments in various printing techniques and in painting
1761 Birth of the first of five children
1764 Member of the Royal Academy of the Arts in Berlin as miniature painter
1767 First public success with the image „Les Adieux de Calas à sa famille“
1768 Wide distribution and public recognition by his own etching after his painting „Les Adieux de Calas à sa famille“
1769 Beginning of the annual illustrations for the Berlin Genealogical Calendar
1774 Numerous works for Johann Caspar Lavaters „Physiognomische Fragmente“
1779 In the „Miscellaneen artistischen Inhalts“a first list of Chodowiecki’s etchings appears
1786 Under Chodowiecki’s assistance organization of the first Academy exhibition in Berlin
1790 Appointment as Vice Director of the Berlin Academy
1791 Purchase of his own printing press
1797 Chodowiecki succeeds the late Academy Director Bernhard Rode
1801 Deceased in Berlin


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