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Last NameKretschmer    
Given NameRobert    
alt. NamesR. K. ;     
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1818 in Burghof near Schweidnitz, Silesia, Germany    
Year died1872    
Place of deathLeipzig, Saxony, Germany    
Father's occupation    
Relativesbrother Albert Kretschmer    
Educationpupil of F. Koska & K.W. Kolbes Jr. in Breslau, further studies at Berlin Art Academy    
Country of ActivityGermany    
Worked forWilhelm Philipp von Hamm (1820-1880) ; Alfred Edmund Brehm (1829-1884): Illustriertes Thierleben or Brehms Tierleben (1864-9, with 164 signed illustrations by O. K. in the two vol. 1860 & 1864) ; Hermann Gustav Settegast (1819-1908): Tierzucht ; Reise Herzogs Aegypten 1864 ; Darwin: Descent of Man (1871) ; Hermann Gustav Settegast (1819-1908) ;    
Patronagesince 1849 chief illustrator of the Illustrierte Zeitung in Leipzig; Ernst Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha; Naturforschende Gesellschaft in Leipzig    
Collaborators->Richard Carl Illner ; ->K. G. Jahrmargt ; Alfred Edmund Brehm on Thierleben ; draughtsman -> Theodor Franz Zimmermann (1808-80) on Brehms Thierleben ;    
Techniqueszoological and ornithological drawing, painting, watercolor, and chromolithography    
Sample(s)http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Primates-drawing.jpg&filetimestamp=20041223110942    
Archival sources    
Published sourcesAKL ; ThB 21 1927: 508 ; Jonathan Smith in Shteir & Lightman 2006: 86f. ; Chansigaud Hist ill nat 2009: 104ff., 150 & 185 ; Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ## 143, 1816, 2087, 2507, 2696, 2712, 3168, 3547 & 3826 ; Haffer, Hudde & Hillcoat 2014: 98 ; Alexander Gall: Lebende Tiere und inszenierte Natur, in: NTM 25, 2 (2017): 177ff. ;    
otherTraveled with the Duke of Saxe-Coburg to Egypt & the Nile.    
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