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  • ZICK, Januarius
    1730-97






    Painter



  • Januarius Zick was one of the leading German painters in the period of transition from Rococo to Neoclassicism. He was trained in Munich and then went to Paris, where he copied Watteau, after which (rather inappropriately) he went to Rome and worked in Meng's studio (1757-8). In 1758 he returned to Germany, and began his prolific career as a painter of altarpieces and decorative frescoes, the best of them being those at Mainz, Koblenz, and Wiblingen (1778-80), in the Klosterkirche.

    Many German museums have works and there is one in Kansas (Univ.).

    His father, Johann Zick (1702-62), painted frescoes at Wurzburg, but was replaced by Tiepolo.

  • Source: The Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists (Penguin Reference Books)





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