After travelling in the Hessian, Bavarian and Swiss mountain districts Meyer gathered images for genre scenes and these then predominated. The artist repeatedly visited Belgium and in 1852 he moved to Berlin where he was made a professor in 1863. He was a member of the Amsterdam Academy and was awarded the Order of Leopold and Medal in Philadelphia in 1876.
There are few painters who worked with such a captivating palette as Johann George Meyer. The few works I have viewed by the artist have always left me speechless; so fine is the brushwork that it is almost impossible to comprehend. We are fortunate to have handled a number of serious paintings over a great number of years, but we never fail to be amazed at the occasional painting that sets itself apart from even the most competent of canvases.
His works are numerous and include: Elijah in Lion’s Den (1842), Christmas Eve (1843), Blind Man’s Buff (1844), Lying-In Room (1845), The Flooded (1846), Penitent Daughter (1852), Little Mother (1854), First a Kiss (1878), Beggar Children (1879).
Works by this artist…
Bedtime Prayers( ref : 7158 )