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Last NameKraus    
Given NameGeorg Melchior    
alt. NamesG. M. K. ;     
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1737 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, nowaday Germany    
Year died1806    
Place of deathWeimar, Saxony, nowadays Germany    
Father's occupationpub owners Johann Georg Kraus and Cornelia Kraus, born Paulsen    
Relatives    
Educationpainter apprentice of Johann Heinrich Tischbein the elder at the Kassel court; engr. apprentice of Johann Georg Wille in Paris;     
Country of ActivityGermany    
Worked forFriedrich Wilhelm Heinrich von Trebra: Erfahrvngen / Erfahrungen vom Innern der Gebirge (Dessau & Leipzig 1785) ; Beschreibung und Abbildung der Poissarden in Paris ; Planches pour deux pendants. Le Chaudronnier, Le Raccommodeur de fayence (Paris 17xx) ; in 1784, G.M.K. accompanied his friend Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to Italy and assited him in making geological drawings ;    
Patronage Kassel court of land grave Friedrich II ;    
Collaboratorsdraughtsman -> F. H. Spörer ; engraver -> Johann Capieux ;    
Techniquesgeological, geodesic, technical, and topographical copper engraving ; hand-colouring    
Sample(s)https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Melchior_Kraus#/media/File:1784_Einhornh%C3%B6hle_im_Harz,_Zeichnung_von_Georg_Melchior_Kraus.jpg    
Archival sourceswww.mineralogy.eu/bookarchive/t/Trebra_1785.htm    
Published sourcesMaler Georg Melchior Kraus (1733-1806): Ausstellung des Goethe-Museums Düsseldorf, Anton-u.-Katharina-Kippenberg-Stiftung vom 28. August-30. Oktober 1983 im Goethe-Museum, Düsseldorf & vom 13. Mai - 17. Juni 1984 in der Stadtbücherei Stuttgart ;     
otherGerman painter and etcher, pedagogist and publisher.
    
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