List of Artists → Johann Sperl
German landscape a. figure painter,was trained in Nuremberg as lithographer a. studied drawing at the local art school, since 1865 he studied at the Munich academy under H. Anschütz where he made friends with W. Leibl, thereafter he was master student of K. Th. von Piloty a. A. von Ramberg, since 1878 he shared a studio with his friend Leibl a. both artists created paintings together, at his own request he was buried besides his friend Leibl in Würzburg. Mus.: Berlin (Nat.-Gal.), Frankfurt (Städel), Köln (Wallraf-Richartz-Mus.), München (Staatsgal.), Hamburg (Kunsthalle), Nürnberg u.a. Lit.: Boetticher, Thieme-Becker, Bénézit.