biografía de Paul RÖTTER (1806-1894)

Lugar de nacimiento: Nürnberg, Germany or Thun, Switzerland

Lugar de defunción: St. Louis, MO

Direcciones: St. Louis, MO, 1845-c. 1860; Cambridge, MA, c. 1865-84; St. Louis, MO, 1884-94

Profesión: Landscape and botanical painter

Estudios: Nürnberg, Düsseldorf, Munich, and possibly Paris, prior to 1825

Exposiciones: St. Louis Agric. and Mechanical Soc. Fair, 1858-59; Sanitary Fair, 1864

Obra: Missouri Hist. Soc., St. Louis; Univ. Texas, Austin; Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis

Comentarios: Active in Switzerland from 1825 to 1845, painting miniature landscapes for tourists and teaching at Thun and Interlaken. He immigrated to America in 1845 to join a utopian community in Dutzow, MO, but soon settled in St. Louis, where he and became an Evangelical pastor, and first instructor in drawing at Washington University (through 1861). Beginning in the late 1850s he became known for his romantic scenes along the Mississippi. He also produced drawings used as illustrations in Engelmann's The Cactaceae of the Boundary" in Report of the U.S. and Mexican Boundary Survey (1859). After serving with the Home Guard during the Civil War, he became an associate of Louis Agassiz at Harvard. He returned to St. Louis in 1884.

Fuentes: G&W; Powell, "Three Artists of the Frontier," 38-41; WPA Guide, Missouri; Gazette des Beaux Arts (Oct. 1946), 303, repro.; Thieme-Becker. More recently, see P&H Samuels, 405; Gerdts, Art Across America, vol. 3: 42, 44, 46."

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