A master of landscape painting. Studied in Dresden, then in Berlin at the J. V. Race. Worked in Rome and Dresden. Created idyllic landscapes and heroic character, experienced in Italy, the influence of local craftsmen. Often used poetic works of Greek poets in the translation of I. G. Gerder, depicting scenes in the landscape. So, in the canvas, Mountain landscape with figures (CA. 1798, St. Petersburg, State. The Hermitage) depicts a scene borrowed from the writings of J. G. herder Scattered leaves — anthology of Greek poetry. Art Mehow contributed to the formation of the national school of painting, to prepare the heyday of the German landscape in the nineteenth century.scene.