biografía de Hermann Ottomar HERZOG (1832-1932)

Lugar de nacimiento: Bremen, Germany

Lugar de defunción: West Phila., PA

Direcciones: Phila. (1869-on)

Profesión: Landscape painter

Estudios: Düsseldorf Acad. with Schirmer, Lessing, Achenbach, Gude, 1849; Berlin, 1867-68.

Exposiciones: PAFA, 1863-69; Paris Salon, 1863 (prize); Brooklyn AA, 1869, 1872; NAD, 1882; Ferargil Gallery, NYC, 1931 (a joint exhibition with his son, Lewis, held several months prior to Hermann"s death at the age 100)

Obra: MMA; NMAA; NYPL; Oakland Mus.; Crocker Mus., Sacramento; Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley; Mem. Hall, Philadelphia; Cincinnati AM; Reading Mus., PA; Goth, Hanover, and Mulhouse museums, all in Germany.

Comentarios: When he immigrated to the U.S. in 1869, he was already successful and financially secure, counting Queen Victoria, the Grand Duke Alexander of Russia and other members of royalty among his patrons. In 1873, he made his first trip to the West, including Yosemite and Mexico. He was highly regarded for his mountain landscapes. At his death, his estate contained about 1,000 works.

Fuentes: WW10; Hughes, Artists in California, 252; P&H Samuels, 221-222; 300 Years of American Art, vol. 1, 256

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