QUERFURT, August
(b. 1696, Wolfenbüttel, d. 1761, Wien)

Biography

German painter, well-known as a painter of soldiers and battle scenes. His father, Tobias, a landscape and animal painter, was young August's first teacher; afterwards he studied under Georg Philipp Rugendas at Augsburg. He spent most of his professional career in Augsburg and Vienna

Querfurt painted encampments, battles, skirmishes of cavalry, and hunting subjects, in all of which he appears rather as an imitator than as an original painter. He sometimes imitated the manner of Jacques Courtois, Joseph Parrocel, and Adam Frans van der Meulen, but more especially sought to form his style after Philips Wouwerman. He died at Vienna in 1761.