Artist Biography

Louis Moeller

(1855 - 1930)

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    Louis Moeller is remembered for his genre paintings featuring older gentlemen engaged in various daily activities. His paintings are typically smaller in scale and feature animated figures depicted in sophisticated interior settings. Moeller was the son of a decorative painter. After studying with his father, he continued his education in New York at the National Academy of Design and, later, in Munich. He collaborated with a group of artists interested in 17th century Dutch Masters. Moeller won the National Academy’s prestigious Hallgarten Prize in 1884 and, later, became a National Academician. The artist opened a studio in New York where he further developed his genre style. Today, his work can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, and High Museum of Art.

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