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Early Days:

   Daniel Niklaus Chodowiecki was born in the city of (Gdansk)(Danzig) in Poland, and in a letter “in typical Berlin humor” wrote, “that he moved to Berlin, Germany, which shows for sure, that he is a 'genuine Pole'.” He kept close to the Huguenot scene, due to his ancestry. A distant ancestor Bartholomaus Chodowiecki had lived in the 1500s in Greater Poland.

Daniel Niklaus Chodowiecki


Personal Details


Daniel Niklaus Chodowiecki

Place of Birth


Date of Birth

16 October 1726

Date of Death



Painting, Printmaking




   Soon Daniel was able to earn a living by painting. He was admitted to the Berlin Academy in 1764 and became vice-director under Rhode in 1788. He had found his true calling and became the most famous German graphic artist of his time. His works include several thousand etchings, usually rather small, and many drawings and paintings. He illustrated nearly all of the great classics.

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Work done by Daniel Niklaus Chodowiecki

Work done by Daniel Niklaus Chodowiecki