Painting of Florida, ca. 1895, by
Hermann Herzog, recently
purchased for a world record
price by Edward and
Deborah Pollack. This work
is not for sale at this time.
Hermann Herzog 1832-1932
Hermann Herzog was born in the free republic of Bremen on November 16, 1832. He studied at the Düsseldorf Academy with J.W. Schirmer and Rudolph Wiegmann, and privately with Andreas Achenbach, C. F. Lessing, and the Norwegian artist, Hans Gude. Herzog subsequently painted in Germany, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, and Holland before immigrating to the United States in 1871. By that time Herzog had established a reputation as a fine artist and sought-after teacher. His patrons included Queen Victoria and Grand Duke Alexander of Russia.
Although Herzog settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he traveled and painted throughout the Northeast, Florida, California, and Mexico, and depicted primarily landscapes wherever he went. His works were exhibited at the National Academy of Design in New York, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and in 1876, the year he became a United States citizen, he won an award at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. Many other art halls displayed Herzog's paintings, largely on loan by his collectors, and he was well received by the critics of the nineteenth century.
Herzog died in 1932, His estate included one thousand paintings but he had sold many more during his remarkable career. For more information, please see Hermann Herzog and Florida.
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