(1840 - 1903)
August H. Becker was active/lived in Missouri. August Becker is known for Indian frontier genre, portrait, mural.
Biography August Becker
August H. Becker was born in Bonn, Germany and moved with his parents to St. Louis, Missouri when he was three years old. At the age of ten he showed a fondness for art, which he is said to have picked up from his artistic mother. Today he is known primarily for his paintings of Indian genre as well as portraits and murals.
Becker studied under Leon Pomarade, the noted European artist. It is also believed that he worked with P. Snell at New Orleans. One of the greatest artistic influences of his life was his famous half-brother, Carl Wimar, who was twelve years older.
Becker was a leading artist of his period but never attained the notoriety of his brother. Wimar catapulted himself to fame by painting Indians of the American front
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