He was a pupil of landscape painter and engraver Jakob Suter at Zofingen, and from 1850 to 1856 of reproduction engraver Julius Thäter at the Munich Academy, and engraved as his first plate “The Stoning of Saint Stephen,” after Schraudolph. His further works include “Lady Macbeth” (1858), after Cornelius; three plates illustrating scenes from the life of Saint Bonifacius, after Hess; and “Aurora” (1887), after Guido Reni.
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Burger, Johann". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
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