Johann Knapp

Johann Knapp (September 5, 1778 - February 9, 1833), Austrian still life painter and watercolourist. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with the master of floral still lifes Johann Baptist Toxler, Knapp worked for three years in a wallpaper factory, and then became a home teacher for several nobles. In particular, for example, with the Archduchess Henrietta and living in Schönbrunn Castle, he gained access to exotic plants there, located in the “Dutch garden.” This became Knapp's main occupation - the systematic documentation of plants in the form of hundreds of watercolors. flora of the Alpine mountains Knapp's paintings are both artistic and scientific documentation.