Weimar Princely Free Drawing School
The Weimar Princely Free Drawing School was a school of fine arts in Weimar, Germany, that existed in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was founded in 1776 by the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Carl August, and was the first public art school in Germany. The school was modeled after the French Academy and aimed to provide a comprehensive education in the fine arts, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and architecture. The school was led by prominent artists of the time such as Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, Johann Gottfried Schadow, and Christian Daniel Rauch. The school was considered one of the most important and influential art schools in Germany during its time and played a major role in the development of German art and culture. Many famous artists, such as the painter Caspar David Friedrich and the sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow, studied at the school and went on to have successful careers.
- Country Germany