Messerer was one of the six children of Georg Erhard Messerer and his wife Metta Dorothea, b. Hinrichsen. The father ran a small business on Sögestrasse , first as a linen dealer, then as a tailor.
After a commercial apprenticeship, he trained with financial support, probably from Eberhard Focke (1777-1859), his artistic skills at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf and from 1820 to 1826 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich . He mainly dealt with landscape painting .
In 1823 he married Maria Anna Diepholter in the Catholic Church of St. Johann in Bremen, whom he had met in Munich.
After completing his studies, he worked from 1827 to 1837 as curator of the Bremen Art Association . From 1837 to 1848 he lived in St. Petersburg , mainly on orders from the tsarist family. There he lost his wife to suicide and his children to lung disease.
From 1848 he worked again in Bremen, created more paintings and drawings, and again looked after the collections of the Kunstverein, which had had a representative exhibition building with the Kunsthalle since 1849 . There he organized sightseeing evenings. He also gave drawing lessons; his students included the architect Heinrich Müller (1819–1890) and the sculptor Carl Steinhäuser (1813–1879). He also made money as an accountant.
In 1851 he married again, Johanne Elisabeth you from Jever .
Messerer's romantic landscape paintings primarily reflect the taste of the time. Important documents of the city's history are his views of Bremen, which formed the basis for copper and steel engravings , many of which were printed by Carl Ermer .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German painter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 19, 1798|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bremen|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 19, 1865|
|Place of death||Bremen|