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Hermann Fuechsel American  1833 - 1915
Highlands of the Hudson River..
Oil on Canvas
22.125 x 44.125 inches, sight
Category: Paintings - American
Era: 19th Century
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Late Summer 2005
Hermann Fuechsel (German/American, 1833-1915), Highlands of the Hudson Near Westpoint. Oil on canvas, 22-1/8 x 44-1/8 inches. Signed lower right. Original period frame. Provenance: Private collection, NJ.

Hermann Fuechsel (German/American, 1833-1915)
Hermann Fuechsel is considered an German/American landscape painter and engraver. He was born in Brunswick (Germany) August 8, 1833 and died December 30, 1915. He began his formal art studies with landscape painter Hans Heinrich Jurgen Brandes (1803-1868) and with landscape painter and engraver Karl Friedrich Lessing (1808-1880) at the Dusseldorf Academy. While attending the Academy he would meet American artists Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Worthington Whittredge (1820-1910) and Emanuel Leutze (1816-1868).

In 1858, Hermann Fuechsel would travel to the United States, accompanying Albert Bierstadt on his return trip to New Bedford. Upon arrival in New York City, Fuechsel opened a studio in Appleton's Building at 839 Broadway. In 1882, Fuechsel would move his studio to The Studio Building at 15 Tenth Street where Bierstadt, Whittredge, Gifford and several other artists had their studios. He would begin exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Academy in 1860 and continued to exhibit there until 1888. He exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum from 1860 to 1869 and in New York at the National Academy of Design from 1861-1900.

As a print maker and engraver, Fuechsel produced steel engravings his Hudson River, White Mountain, Lake George, Catskill and Adirondack landscapes. He produced engravings for Albert Bierstadt and several other American landscape painters thus becoming one of the America's most published artists.

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