born Hammer bei Nürnberg, 14. May 1807
died Ammerland/Obb., 06. Aug 1882
Johann Gabriel Friedrich (not Georg). Student of the Nuremberg School of Art under Albert Christoph Reindel and Friedrich Geißler. Trained in steel engraving under Carl Ludwig Frommel in Karlsruhe. He worked for some time with Tombleson in London. Since 1834 in Nuremberg, since 1838 in Munich active as an architectural and landscape painter. As a copper and especially steel engraver, he was one of the most prolific artists of his time.
Among his works are many views of Nuremberg and its surroundings. The Poppelstraße in Nbg. was named after him.
Works: "Picturesque views from Nuremberg ...", 1834/41.
MuS: NÜRNBERG, MStN: Steel engravings. -GNM.
Lit.: Thieme-Becker; Gürsching, in: MVGN 40, 1949; Doll, 1991; Mende, Dürer-Stammbuch.
Exhibits: 1824/1; 1827/1; 1830/1; 1834/1; 1836/1; 1838/1; 1836/2; 1906/2; 1942/1; 1965/28, nos. 75, 76; 1973/2; 1991/1.
(quoted from the Nuremberg Künstlerlexikon, edited by Manfred H. Grieb)
Period: 19th c.