BRAND, Christian Hilfgott
(b. 1694, Frankfurt/Oder, d. 1756, Wien)
Austrian painter, part of a family of painters of German origin. He attended school in Hamburg but later lived in Regensburg, where his acquaintance with Christoph Ludwig Agricola led him to take up landscape painting. About 1720 he went to Vienna. From 1726 to 1728 Brand studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna, was elected as one of its first honorary members in 1751 and became an academic advisor in 1754. In 1738 Brand is mentioned as an imperial court painter, a position he held for the rest of his life.
His son, Johann Christian Brand was also a painter.