Anton Graff

Anton Graff (born November 18, 1736 in Winterthur, died June 22, 1813 in Dresden) was a famous portrait artist.

Graff was born the son of a craftsman in Winterthur. There and in Augsburg he learned to paint. In 1766 he was appointed a painter and lecturer at the Dresden Art Academy. In his later years he turned to painting landscapes.

He was one of the most important painters of his time. Some 2000 of his works survive.