Born in Germany on July 14, 1830. Zeus studied at the Royal Academy of Art in Munich. After immigrating to the U.S., he had art schools in St Louis and Houston for a few years. In 1889 he moved to San Jose, CA where he had an art school in the Farmers Union Bldg. In 1895 he sketched in the San Gabriel mountains in southern California. Zeus died in Berkeley, CA on July 1, 1915. Exh: World's Columbian Expo (Chicago), 1893. In: San Diego Historical Society.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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