Rudolf Füssli

Sep 5, 1709 - Sep 12, 1793

Rudolf Füssli was a Swiss painter, art historian and Lexicographer.
Johann Rudolf Füssli was a son of the mayor Heinrich Füssli and his wife Ehefrau Dorothea, geb. Grebel. He was first apprenticed to the painter Johann Melchior Füssli in Zürich and then to Philipp Jakob Loutherbourg the Elder in Paris. From 1744 to 1746 he created the "New Year's Eve sheets of the Zurich fireworks society".
Füssli dealt intensively with art history and published in 1763 for the first time the general artist=Lexicon. In 1779 appeared a new edition with a list of portraits of listed artists.
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