August Maximilian Zimmermann, painter and lithographer, was born at Zittau, in Saxony, July 7, 1811. His father, the impresario Karl Friedrich August Zimmermann, brought him up as a musician, but in his leisure he practised lithography. At the age of twenty-three he abandoned music to devote himself entirely to lithography, and joining his brother Albert in Munich, studied drawing under his direction. He finally took to landscape painting, which he practised with some success. His subjects were chiefly forest scenes, studies of trees, and the like. The Neue Pinakothek at Munich has three of his pictures. He died at Munich in 1878.
- This article incorporates text from Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.
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