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William Louis Sonntag  American  1822 -1900
Born: East Liberty, Pennsylvania  
Died: New York, New York  
Active: Cincinnati, Ohio  1840s-1850s
Florence,  Italy 1855
New York, New York  1856-on
Addresses:  Cincinnati, Ohio  c. 1842-1855 
   Italy 1855-1856 
 New York, New York  1857-1900 
Studied: Cincinnati Academy of Fine Art early 1840s
Europe 1853
Florence 1855-1856
Instructors: Godfrey Nicolas Frankenstein early 1840s
Exhibited: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1853-1869, 1876-1880, 1887-1889
National Academy of Design 1861-1900
Brooklyn Art Association 1862-1886, 1891
Art Club of Philadelphia 
American Watercolor Society 
Art Institute of Chicago 
Boston Art Club 
Omaha Exposition 1898
Examples of Work: Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC 
Peabody Institute, Baltimore 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Hudson River School
Subjects Known For: Landscapes
Memberships: National Academy of Design ANA 1860; NA 1861
American Art Union 
American Watercolor Society 
Artists' Fund Society, Philadelphia 
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William Louis Sonntag was born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1822. In the 1840s Sonntag moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, to study art, and he was associated with the Cincinnati Academy of Fine Art. His idealized paintings of American wilderness and visionary paintings of imagined... (More)

William Louis Sonntag was born in East Liberty, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh), in 1822 and died in New York City in 1900. He is considered an 19th century landscape painter associated with the Hudson River School. In 1840, Sonntag moved to Cincinnati to study with Godfrey Frankelstein at the Cin... (More)

William Louis Sonntag was a vital force in the Hudson River School movement. Inspired by the sweeping grandeur of the American landscape, Sonntag traveled extensively from his home in Cincinnati to the Ohio River Valley, Ken... (More)

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