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Last NameChodowiecki    
Given NameDaniel Nikolaus    
alt. NamesD. N. C. ; D. Mikolaj Chodowieky ;    
Marriagedaughter of an Amsterdam silk-trader, Johanna Marie Barez (17xx-1xxx) in 1xxx in Berlin    
Children6 daughters and 3 sons, among them Louis Guilleaume Chodowiecki (17xx-1xxx)    
Year born1726 in Gdańsk, Poland    
Year died1801    
Place of deathBerlin    
Father's occupationtrader for cereals, Gottfried Chodowiecki & his wife, Marie Henriette, born Ayrer    
Relativespainter Gottfried Chodowiecki (brother) ; Christian C. (1655-1xxx), Danzig (grandfather) ; porcellaine trader Antoine Ayrer (1xxx-1xxx), Berlin (uncle    
Educationinitially as miniature&emaille-painter; taught by Johann Jacob Haid (1704-1767), Christian Bernhard Rode (1725-1797) &Johann Heinrich Meil (1729-1803)    
Country of ActivityGermany    
Worked forG. L. Leclerc Comte de Buffon (1707-1788) ; Johann Siegmund Stoy (1745-1808) ; Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840): Beyträge zur Naturgeschichte (1781) & Über den Bildungstrieb (1787-9) ; Lavater: Physiognomische Fragmente; J.B. Basedow: Elementarwerk (1774); reprint as: J. B. Basedows Elementarwerk mit den Kupfertafeln Chodowieckis et al., Kritische Bearbeitung in drei Bänden, herausgegeben von Theodor Fritzsch. Dritter Band, Leipig: Ernst Wiegand, Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1909;     
PatronagePrussian Academy of Art, Berlin (member since 1764, secr. 1783, rector 1786-89, vice-pres.1789-97, pres.1797-1801) ;    
CollaboratorsJohann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) ;    
Techniqueszoological (esp. animal), natural history, physical, ethnographical, anatomical, and physiological drawing, painting, and etching    
Sample(s)https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chodowiecki_Basedow_Tafel_91.jpg ; www.google.de/search?q=Daniel+Chodowiecki    
Archival sourceshttp://www.blumenbach-online.de/fileadmin/wikiuser/Daten_Digitalisierung/Briefregesten/Blumenbach_Briefregesten.html    
Published sourcesADB 4 1876: 132-5 ; Ernst Hinrichs & Klaus Zernack: D. C. Kupferstecher 1997 ; Ludwig D. Jacoby: Chodowieckis Werke Verzeichnis (1758-1800) ; Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ; Pinault et al. 1984: 64 ;    
otherBorn in Poland, but since 1743 active in Berlin, then Prussia, nowadays Germany. Mostly famous for artsy prints, portraits & genre motifs; active mostly in Berlin & Göttingen.    
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