Arthur Ernst Becher
(1877 - 1960)
Arthur Ernst Becher was active/lived in New York, Wisconsin / Germany. Arthur Becher is known for magazine illustration, history, and landscape painting.
Biography Arthur Ernst Becher
Arthur Ernst Becher (Beecher), 1877-1960, was an illustrator of books
and magazines and fine-art painter known for rural New York landscapes
and historical scenes including Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. His
specialty was horses.
He was born in Freiburg, Germany and
trained in Munich and with Howard Pyle at the Brandywine
School. In 1959, six of his early paintings were purchased
by the Common Council of Milwaukee where Becher migrated with his
parents at age eight.
He took early training from Frederick William Heine and
Robert Schade, and also painted at Jones Island, a fishing village near
Milwaukee. In 1902, he became a student of illustrator Howard
Pyle at Chadd's Ford, Pennsylvania. Two years later he marr
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