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Peter Johann Nepomuk Geiger

Peter Johann Nepomuk Geiger

Austrian artist
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About
Occupations Painter Educator
Countries Austria
Gender male
Birth January 11, 1805 (Vienna)
Death October 29, 1880 (Vienna)
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Peter Johann Nepomuk Geiger
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Biography

Peter Johann Nepomuk Geiger (11 January 1805 – 29 October 1880) was a Viennese artist.

Life

Born in Vienna, Geiger wanted originally to follow the family tradition and become a sculptor, but drawing and painting were his natural element. He illustrated Anton Ziegler's Vaterländischen Immortellen ("Immortals of the Native Land") of 1839-40. Until 1848, he carried out numerous illustrations of historical works and poetry, but also made oil paintings for the Austrian Royal Family.

Returning from a journey to the Orient with Prince Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph in 1850, he entered a particularly creative period. In 1853, he became Professor of the Viennese Academy of Art. For the Royal Family, he made many works including illustrations of Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, and William Shakespeare. He also illustrated oriental life.

His erotic drawings are particularly remembered, though it is unlikely that they were the typical work of a court painter.

Selected works

1840 erotic watercolor
Austrian 10 Gulden note (1854) designed by Geiger.
  • 1839: Ziegler, Anton. Vaterländischen Immortellen aus dem Gebiete der österreichischen Geschichte. 4 vols. Wien, 1840, 1839.
  • 1843: Magyar-és Edélyország története rajzolatokban: Geschichte Ungarn's und Siebenbürgen's in Abbildungen ...; Geiger Péter N. János akadémiai képirótól; tervezte és magyar 's német nyelven magyarázta Wenzel Gusztáv. 10 vols. Wien, 1843
  • Joseph von Bülow's Memorabilien aus der Europäischen Geschichte für anziehende Weltbegebenheiten, ausgezeichnete Grossthaten, Würdigung der Verdienste von berühmten Männern etc. Aus mehreren Jahrhunderten gesammelt. Mit insgesamt 96 getönten Federlithographien von Johann Nepomuk Geiger auf Tafeln. 2 vols. New York, 1860
  • 1861: Historische Handzeichnungen; mit erklärendem Texte von Gustav Adolph Schimmer; mit neunzig Tafeln. Wien: Aus der kaiserlich-königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1861
  • Die Schlacht bei Lützen (The battle of Lutzen)
  • Kampf der Tiroler unter Andreas Hofer (The struggle of the Tyrolese under Andreas Hofer)
  • Hessler, Gene (2005). The International Engraver’s Line. Gene Hessler. p. 109. ISBN 978-0976841104. 

External source

Media related to Peter Johann Nepomuk Geiger at Wikimedia Commons

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