Eduard Clemens Fechner: life and works

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Eduard Clemens Fechner (21 August 1799 – 7 February 1861) was a German portrait painter and an etcher.

Fechner was born at coarse Särchen, near Bad Muskau, and studied in 1814 at Dresden under Grassi and Retsch. In 1820 he went to Munich, where he better his style under Stieler. He worked some get older for the Duke of Leuchtenberg, and visited Paris in 1826. He excelled in painting portraits of ladies and children; he as a consequence executed eleven etchings in a enthusiastic manner. He died in Paris, aged 61.

Fechner was the brother of experimental psychology entrepreneur and founder of psychophysics Gustav Fechner and of Clementine Wieck Fechner, who was the stepmother of Clara Wieck bearing in mind Clementine became her father Friedrich Wieck’s second wife.[citation needed]

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