CHODOWIECKI Daniel Nikolaus (b. 1726, Danzig, d. 1801, Berlin) Nationality : Polish
Polish/German painter and engraver, son of a Polish grain merchant and a French Huguenot emigrant. He spent his entire adult life in Berlin, where he learned first to become merchant, then studied art in Bernhard Rode's workshop. He became a member and finally in 1797 director of the Academy of Art in Berlin. He achieved his first popular success with the sentimental painting The Parting of Jean Calas From His Family (1767; Staatliche Museen, Berlin), which shows the influence of Greuze.