Ignaz Sebastian Klauber

Born: 1753, Augsburg
Died: 1817, St Petersburg

German engraver. Uncle of Carl Kollmann. Studied engraving under his father Johann Klauber in Augsburg, in Rome and under Johann Georg Wille in Paris (1780s). Member of the Académie de peinture et de sculpture in Paris (1784), École nationale des beaux arts de Dijon and the Royal Danish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Copenhagen (1795). Court engraver to Prince Clemens Wenceslaus of Saxony, Archbishop-Elector of Trier (1795). Invited by Count Alexander Musin-Pushkin to Russia (1796), where he headed the landscape engraving class at the Imperial Academy of Arts and contributed to the formation of the Russian school of engraving (1796–1817). Nominated to the Imperial Academy of Arts (1798). Compiled a catalogue of the engravings transferred to the Imperial Academy of Arts from the Zaluski Library in Warsaw (1799). Curator of engraving at the Imperial Hermitage (1805–17).

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