Johann Jakob Dorner the Elder (1741–1813), who was born at Ehrenstetten, near Freiburg in Breisgau, was a painter of historical and genre subjects. He was at first a pupil of Rösch at Freiburg and of Ignaz Bauer at Augsburg. He afterwards visited Italy, the Netherlands, and Paris. He was a professor and director of the Gallery at Munich in 1770, and died in that city in 1813. In the Darmstadt Gallery is a Describe of Two Soldiers and a Maiden by him; and in the Pinakothek at Munich, a Linen Draper, which is a portrait of his wife, dated 1775.
The amateur Amalia von Schattenhofer was a pupil of Dorner.His son as well as became a painter.
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