Johann Michael Rottmayr , was an Austrian painter. He was the first notable baroque painter north of Italy. Rottmayr was born in Laufen an der Salzach, Salzburg, now Germany. Along with his Laufen born contemporary, Hans Adam Weissenkircher, he received his education from Johann Carl Loth in Venice. Just as Weissenkircher had brought the Italian Renaissance to the southern Alps and the court of the Princes of Eggenberg in Graz, Rottmayr brought it north of the Alps and from 1689 onwards worked in Salzburg, where he was employed as the general painter of the Prince-Bishop of Salzburg. Johann...
|Birthdate:||December 11, 1656|
|Date of death:||October 25, 1730|