Johann Gottfried Steffan_December 13, 1815_June 16, 1905 was one of the most important Swiss Landscape Painters of the 19th century. Steffan traveled to Munich in 1833 where he attended the Academy of Fine Arts under Peter von Cornelius. Influenced by Carl Rottman Peter turned to Landscape. Steffan’s studio became the center of the Swiss artists in Munich. Steffan’s paintings mostly are idealistic landscapes of the Munich School.