Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Herman Herzog (1832-1932)
Herman Herzog was an eastern painter of mountain landscapes in California in the 1870's. His work is in the New York Public Library, the Reading Museum, the Cincinnati Museum; the Gotha, Hanover, and Mulhouse Museums in Europe. Herzog entered the Dusseldorf Academy in 1849, the pupil of J. W. Schirmer, lessing, A. Achenbach, and H. Gude. He traveled to Norway, Switzerland, Italy, and the Pyrenees for the mountain landscapes, he favored in his early paintings. His patrons included Queen Victoria and the Grand Duke Alexander of Russia. He listed his address as Dusseldorf from 1863 to 1866 and 1869, and Berlin from 1867 to 1868. In 1869, Herzog emigrated to Philadelphia, at the time his free Hanseatic State of Bremen was absorbed by Germany. He painted landscapes in Pennsylvania and along the Hudson River. He sketched in California's Yosemite Valley and Sierra, Nevada from 1874 to 1875. The painting of "El Capitan, Yosemite" was called his masterpiece. A few months before his death in 1932, he held a joint New York City exhibition with his son, Lewis Herzog.
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