John Henry Fuseli

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John Henry
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Fuseli
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Henry Fuseli
Johann Heinrich Füssli

Pintor suizo

Nació en Zürich, Suiza. Un clérigo que estudió arte en Berlín hasta 1770, año en que se traslada a Roma, donde permanecerá hasta 1778, recibiendo la influencia de Miguel Ángel. En 1779 se instaló en Inglaterra y alcanzó fama gracias a una pintura histórica de gran expresividad y a menudo melodramática. Fue elegido miembro de la Royal Academy en 1799 y conservador de dicha institución cinco años después. Una de sus más célebres pinturas es La pesadilla (dos versiones: 1781, Instituto de Arte de Detroit; c. 1790, Goethemuseum, Frankfurt). Fue maestro de artistas románticos como Constable, Landseer, Haydon y Emy. Falleció el 16 de abril de 1825.

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Birth Year : 1741
Death Year : 1825
Country : Switzerland
Henry Fuseli was Swiss by birth but worked in England for many years, becoming a Royal Academician in 1790. Born Füssli-a name which he later Italianized into its present version-he became a clergyman (ordained in 1761) at the insistence of his father, who was a painter. Fuseli revolted against this enforced career and, in 1763, began studying art in Berlin before moving to England where he worked as an engraver and translator. It was in England that he met Sir Joshua Reynolds, who encouraged his artistic career. In 1770 Fuseli went to Rome where he spent the next eight years copying the works of his idol, Michelangelo. After his return to England he soon became well known for his exotic and Romantic scenes, painted in a pseudo-mannerist style, in which his imaginative power far outstripped his artistic ability.

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