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19 facts about Jochim Neiman

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By Gwylym Owen

Jochim Neiman (1600-1673) was a German-born traveling painter who primarily worked in Finland.

After brute born in Germany, Neiman moved to Stockholm during Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden’s reign, and trained as a painter there. A achievement boom for artists in Finland lured him in 1631 to affect in Turku. He participated in restorations at the Turku Cathedral. In the in the future 1650s he was a investor of portrait painting as Finland’s first portrait painter. He produces works of a large number of the Royal Academy of Turku’s professors, but almost everything were destroyed in the Turku flame of 1738 and the Great Fire of Turku in 1827. Neiman after that painted the portraits of a number of clergy, including the vicar of the church in Rauma (1640), and the bishop of Gripsholm Castle (1652). A portrait of Gustav Horn, Count of Pori by Neiman now resides at the Nordic Museum. Neiman was moreover a teacher, and apprenticed a number of painters including Abraham Myra and Didrik Möllerum.

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