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KRIMMEL, John Lewis (1789-1821), portrait and genre painter.  Born in Ebingen, Württemberg.  Krimmel immigrated to the United States in 1810.  Settled in Philadelphia where he painted portraits, miniatures and gently satirical street and domestic scenes.  He returned to Germany from 1817 to 1818.  Back in Philadelphia in 1819.  Early 1821 he was elected president of the Association of American Artists, but on July 15 of the same year he accidentally drowned near Germantown, Pennsylvania.

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