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Johann Adam Klein Biography

25 November 1792 Born in Nuremberg as son of a wine merchant 1800 – 1802 Drawing lessons with Georg Christoph Gottlieb Bemmel 1802 – 1805 Training in the city drawing school of Nuremberg 1805 First experiments with the technique of etching 1805 – 1811 Apprenticeship in the workshop of the painter and graphic artist Ambrosius Gabler | Excursions to the Nuremberg area, the Franconian Switzerland and Upper Palatinate | Artist friendship with Georg Christoph Wilder and Johann Christoph Erhard 1811 In September move to Vienna | Attendance of the K.K. Art Academy | Meeting with boyhood friend Johann Jakob Kirchner | Acquaintance with Martin von Molitor, Joseph Mößmer, Jakob Gauermann and Thomas Ender 1812 Suffering from a major disease | Hike through Styria 1814 Trip to Hungary 1815 Return journey to Nuremberg | Main- and Rhine Travel 1816 Return to Vienna with Johann Christoph Erhard | acts as protegé and mediator 1816/17 Trip to austrian Burgenland and Hungary 1818 Trip to Berchtesgaden and the Salzkammergut together with Friedrich Philipp Reinhold, Heinrich Reinhold, Ernst Welker and Johann Christoph Erhard 1818 in July separation from travel companions | Stays in Salzburg and Munich 1819 in March disease of his brother Georg and return to Nuremberg 1819 in August departure to his tour of Italy| Stay in Zürich with his brother Conrad 1819 Arrival in Rome in December | Reunion with former travel companions and Erhard | Contact with German artists 1820 Trip to Naples | Acquaintance with Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria 1821 in August visits Erhard after his suicide attempt at the friends Johann Joachim Faber house in Olevano | Return to Nuremberg in October 1822 last artistic study trip to Leipzig and Dresden in autumn | end of

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