(1809 - 1888)
August Theodore Schoefft was active/lived in California / Germany. August Schoefft is known for Indian figure, portrait, landscape.
Biography August Schoefft
A son of a local portrait painter August Theodor Schoefft was born in
Budapest in 1809 to German parents who had migrated to Hungary. After
formal art training in Vienna, Schoefft set out on a great adventure to
travel exotic lands and paint foreign scenes while supporting himself on
painting commissions as a professional artist. He managed to secure
several prestigious portraits including Count Istvn Szchenyi. Schoefft
eventually made his way to India via Turkey, arriving at Bombay in 1838.
Once in India he advertised his skills as an artist in local newspapers
which led to a number of profitable commissions. In September 1839 at
Madras Schoefft received 5,000 Rupees for two full-length, life-size
portraits of the Nawab
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