Hermann Fuechsel

Artist Biography

Hermann Fuechsel was an important member of the Dusseldorf School that held such influence over 19th-century American art. Born in Brunswick, Germany, Fuechsel trained under Karl Freidrich Lessing at the Academy of Dusseldorf and immigrated to the United Stated in 1858. Once there, he established a studio in New York City’s 10th Street Studio Building alongside his friends from the Academy: Albert Bierstadt, Worthington Whittredge, and Emmanuel Leutze. Fuechsel gained recognition for his landscape paintings and engravings—luminous vistas of the Hudson River, White Mountains, Catskills, and Lake George. His engravings made him one of the country’s most published artists and his paintings were exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the Brooklyn Art Association, the Boston Athaenuem, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Today, his work is in the Hudson River Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and the New York Historical Society.

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