Johann Christophorus Storer (1620 - 1671), an important representative of German Baroque art and famous "Jesuit painter", His father was also working as a painter and gave him his first art education. Later, Bartholomew Storer sent the son to the Jesuit school.
Not much is known about the actual painter's apprenticeship. He learns his craft, following the testimony of the artist-photographer Sandrart, in Augsburg. When his father dies, Johann Christoph Storer briefly returns to his native city to settle his estate there.
A little later, around 1640, he moved to Milan, where he worked for some time in the studio of Ercole Procaccini . He soon made a name for himself in Italy as an independent artist and in 1644 participated in the decoration of the Milan Cathedral for the funeral of Isabella of Spain. In the same year he painted frescoes in the Milan church of S. Maria della Pace.
In 1652, Johann Christoph Storrer settled temporarily in Constance, before finally settling in 1657 in his native city. He now worked mainly for the Jesuits. Storer produces paintings and engravings for the churches and publications of the Order.
Johann Christoph Storer, who was a recognized citizen in Konstanz as a council member and city tavern master, dies in 1671 in an unknown place. More on Johann Christoph Storer
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