Henry Fuseli was an acommplished Swiss painter, writer and art historian; this is often over shadowed by his other acoomplishments. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1741 with the name Johann Heinrich Füssli. (Abdullah et al.) Johann Caspar Fussli, Henry's father, was a city clerk who was a devoted lover of art which in part influenced Henry Fuseli. In 1761 he was ordained a minister due to his fathers wishes after attending Caroline College. He studied literature, asthetics, greek and latin under Johann Jakob Bodmer. In the year 1762 Fuseli and a fellow classmate and friend Johann Kasper Lavater issued a pamphlet accusing and exposing a magistrate Felix Grebel of being corrupt and a crook. To avoid repercussions for his action Fuseli was forced to flee the country and ended up in Germany. Here he met a Swiss art theorist and mathematician Johann Georg Sulzer. Sulzer introduced Fuseli to the life of philosophy, literature and art after his attempts of being a writer. Fuseli assisted in the pro...
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