(1829 - 1871)
Anton Schonborn was active/lived in Nebraska / Germany. Anton Schonborn is known for western topographic sketch artist.
Biography Anton Schonborn
A survey artist, Anton Schonborn, from Germany, was skilled with his watercolor depictions of the American West. "His works are tightly drawn and meticulously finished, full of light and charm" (Hassrick) and were admired for both their beauty and exactitude.
He was on the 1859-60 exploratory expedition of Captain Raynolds of the upper Yellowstone River and did many views of mountain scenery as the travelers circumnavigated the river, often challenged by heavy snows. The guide was mountainman, Jim Bridger, and the year-long venture ended in Omaha, Nebraska in 1860. Hired by the army, he spent the next several years painting watercolor birds-eye views of western forts.
In 1871, Schonborn was in Omaha at Fort Omaha to draw plans
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