Brand, Johann Christian
Johann Christian Brand, landscape south of Vienna. Painting, 1790 (Niederösterreichisches Landesmuseum, St. Pölten).
Brand, Johann Christian, b. Vienna, March 6, 1722, d. Vienna, June 12, 1795, painter; son of Christian Hilfgott Brand, brother of Friedrich August Brand. Studied at the Vienna Academy from 1736; awarded the titles Kammermaler* in 1766 and "Professor of Landscape Drawing" in 1772. His landscape paintings marked the transition from the baroque to the 19th century style of landscape depiction.
Works in Laxenburg Castle, Österreichische Galerie in Belvedere Palace, Vienna Historical Museum, Museum of Military History, National Gallery Prague, Göttweig, Klosterneuburg, Museum at the Schottenstift, Liechtenstein and Harrach galleries.
Literature: S. Hofstätter, J. C. B. 1722-1795, doctoral thesis, Vienna 1973; P. Pötschner, Wien und die Wr. Landschaft, 1978; NDB.