Georg von Dillis
As a 6-year old, Dillis, born in Grüngiebing in Oberbayern on 26.12.1759 got scientific education at the gymnasium. He owes this privilege as the oldest of the 11 children, to Maximilian III. Joseph prince-elector of Bavaria. He showed soon his artistic skills, however, after the death of his benefactor, he dedicated himself to the study of philosophy and theology. In 1782, he received his consecration as secular priest and dedicated then again to drawing and later, to landscape and portrait painting. As he taught himself drawing, he became acquainted to distinguished families.
From his trips, numerous water colors of Bavarian mountains and surroundings resulted. Dillis was of special importance for the Munich painting. With dexterous technique, he converted his careful study of nature into images. Thus, he cast away the eclecticism of late rococo, finding a new naturalism. His special strength was drawing. In his works are heralded already the later Munich mood landscapes.
Always paying homage to his country in his paintings, Dillis died on 28.9.1841 in Munich.
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