Ainmiller, Maximilian Emmanuel
Ainmiller, Maximilian Emmanuel, a German artist, founder of a new school of glass-painting, was born at Munich, Feb. 14, 1807. In 1828 he had acquired such distinction as to be appointed director of the newly founded royal painted-glass manufactory at Munich. The process perfected by him consisted in actually painting the design upon the glass, and carefully subjecting each color as it-was laid on to a heating operation. The earliest specimens of his work are to be found in the cathedral at Ratisbon. Other specimens may be seen in Glasgow cathedral, St. Paul's cathedral, and St. Peter's College, Cambridge; but his finest productions are in the Cologne cathedral. He had some skill as a painter in oil, especially in interiors, and his pictures of the Chapel Royal at Windsor, and of Westminster Abbey, have been much admired. He died Dec. 9, 1870.