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The New International Encyclopædia/Becker, Jakob

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BECKER, Jakob (1810-72). A German genre painter, born at Dittelsheim. He studied first at Worms, and subsequently under Schirmer at Düsseldorf, and in 1840 was appointed professor of genre and landscape painting in the Städel Institute at Frankfort-on-the-Main. One of his best-known works is the “Praying Peasant Family.”