Seimetz, Franz

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Name
Seimetz, Franz Gender: M
born on 21 April 1858 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Grevenmacher, Luxembourg, 49n42, 6e20
Timezone LMT m6e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 00°36' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 06°02 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 12°55'



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Franz Seimetz (Self-portrait)

Biography

Luxembourg artist who painted portraits and landscapes in the Impressionist style. He was the first Luxembourger who managed to live from art alone. His masterpiece is generally considered to be his portrait of a fair-haired girl.

Seimetz first worked as a house painter and decorator until the industrialist Antoine Pescatore noticed his artistic talents and provided support for his education. In 1875, he began his studies in Brussels, continuing at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts (1879–1881) and finally at the French Academy (1881–1887).

Seimetz was regarded as something of an eccentric with his full moustache, small beard and curly hair, his floppy hat and flowing clothes. He died in Limpertsberg, Luxembourg City, on 26 October 1934, aged 76.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • friend relationship with Weber, Batty (born 25 November 1860)

Events

Source Notes

Birth certificate (acte n° 37) provided by Sy Scholfield.

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Contractor (House painter)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Interior design
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoirist)