August Maurice Friedlander
August M. Friedlander was a versatile artist whose work exemplifies the variety of late-nineteenth century American art. Born in Philadelphia, Friedlander grew up in the midst of the city’s rich cultural environment, drawing inspiration from its artistic heritage and diverse population. He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before moving to New York and establishing a studio on Broadway. There, Friedlander created portraits, landscapes, figurative works, history paintings, and genre scenes that span the stylistic spectrum, incorporating elements of the Realist, Hudson River School, Tonalist, and Impressionist movements.