Biedermann was a Swiss painter and engraver. He studied under Johann Rudolf Schellenburg in Winterthur and then, in 1778, with Heinrich Rieter (1751–1818) in Berne, where he was also influenced by the topographical landscapes of Johann Ludwig Aberli. He was adept at executing sharply detailed engravings of Swiss cities which he sold to tourists. In 1802 he published an important series of views of Switzerland, which were widely circulated. In 1807 he taught drawing in Basle and in 1814 was active in the area around Lake Constance. His paintings are often characterized by warm colours and frequently capture the atmosphere of late afternoon. Many of his landscapes are straightforward depictions of the Swiss countryside, stressing the romantic nature of the scene. He painted in Zurich in 1827 and was known to have travelled to Munich and Dresden. His works are important visual documents of an image of the pastoral countryside frequently propagated by Swiss artists.