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Johann Paul Auer, who was born at Nuremberg in 1636, studied from 1654 to 1658 under Georg Christoph Eimmart at Ratisbon. In 1660 he went to Venice, and there received instructions from Pietro Liberi. He then went to Rome, where he stayed upwards of four years, and thence through Turin and Lyons to Paris, and so home to Nuremberg in 1670. He died in 1687. Auer painted historical, landscape, and genre pictures, besides portraits of many famous personages, for which he was very celebrated.
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This article incorporates text from the article "AUER, Johann Paul" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.

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