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 Edward Charles Volkert  (1871 - 1935)

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Lived/Active: Connecticut/New York/Ohio      Known for: landscape with cattle painting, bucolic scenes, portraiture

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BIOGRAPHY for Edward Volkert
1871 (Cincinnati, Ohio)
1935 (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Connecticut/New York/Ohio

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landscape with cattle painting, bucolic scenes, portraiture

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San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Of German heritage, Edward Volkert, an impressionist painter, became known as "America's cattle painter."  In fact, he strove so hard to get their accurate depictions that he went to slaughter houses to study their anatomies.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to parents who came from Alsace Lorraine.  During his early career, he was primarily a portraitist, and felt freest when he was painting with watercolors.  However, he ceased portrait painting as a result of feelings he (showing 500 of 4720 characters).

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