Johann Heinrich Meyer

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Not to be confused with Johann Heinrich Meyer (publisher).
Johann Heinrich Meyer
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Born (1760-03-16)16 March 1760
Stäfa, Zürich
Died 14 October 1832(1832-10-14) (aged 72)
Jena

Johann Heinrich Meyer (16 March 1760, Stäfa, Zürich - 14 October 1832, Jena) was a Swiss painter and art writer active in Weimar. A pupil of Henry Fuseli, he went to Rome in 1784, and befriended Goethe in 1787, becoming his right-hand-man in artistic matters (with the nicknames Kunschtmeyer and Goethemeyer). From 1791 he lived in Weimar, working from 1806 as director of its Fürstlichen freien Zeichenschule.