Frankfurt am Main in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Joachim von Sandrart (1606 - 1688)
Teutsche Academie der Bau-‚ Bild- und Mahlerey-Künste
und einer der bedeutendsten deutschen Maler seiner Zeit
kam im „Haus zum Schwalbächer“ in der Neuen Kräme am
12. Mai 1606 zur Welt. Sein Geburtshaus ﬁel 1944 den
Bombenangriffen zum Opfer.
Frankfurter Bürger halten mit dieser Tafel
die Erinnerung an ihn und sein Werk wach.
Publisher of the first German history of art: German Academy of the Noble Arts of Architecture, Sculpture and Painting, and one of the most significant German painters of his time. He came into the world on May 12, 1606 - born in the Schwalbaecher House on Neue Kraeme Street (i.e. here, the marker site), which fell victim to the 1944 bombings.
With this plaque the citizens of Frankfurt keep alive the remembrance of him and his works.
Location. 50° 6.661′ N, 8° 40.93′ E. Marker is in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, in Frankfurt Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60311, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Römerberg 34: "Haus zum goldenen Rad" / House at the Golden Wheel (within shouting distance of this marker); Steinernes Haus (within shouting distance of this marker); John F. Kennedy Spoke Here (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Theodor Heuss (about 90 meters away); Frankfurt Romani Memorial (about 90 meters away); Philipp Jacob Spener (about 90 meters away); Paulskirche / St. Paul's Church (about 90 meters away); Pre-Parliament and the National Assembly (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfurt am Main.
Also see . . . Joachim von Sandrart (Getty Museum). Although a very famous painter in his lifetime, Joachim von Sandrart is now mostly admired for his writings. Initially, he wanted to be an engraver. He apprenticed in Nuremberg and Prague, where he was advised to paint instead. He then studied in Utrecht with Gerrit van Honthorst, whom he accompanied to London in 1627. Sandrart spent the next seven years in Venice, Bologna, and Rome. After returning to Frankfurt am Main, Sandrart moved to Amsterdam in 1637 to escape the Thirty Years War. There he painted portraits influenced by Anthony van Dyck's shimmering pieces. Sandrart returned to Bavaria, where altar painting dominated his output; he often based his pictures on Peter Paul Rubens's monumental, passionate examples. Ennobled in 1653, he moved to Augsburg in 1670 and founded a private academy there. Settling in Nuremberg a few years later, he became director of its new academy. From 1675 to 1679, Sandrart poured the vast knowledge he had gained from traveling into his book Teutsche Akademie, still the key source for German painters of the 1600s and Roman artistic life around 1630. The two volumes include an introduction to architecture, painting, and sculpture; artists' biographies; and information on collections and iconography. (Submitted on December 8, 2016.)
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