(1827 - 1897)
Carl Hecker was active/lived in New York / Germany. Carl Hecker is known for portrait.
Biography Carl Hecker
"Wherever the highest light is, there also is the deepest shadow." A fundamental art principle reiterated by Carl Hecker and quoted by his student Carl Hecker is most well known as a beloved teacher of "thousands of artists" and the founder of the nineteenth-century Hecker School of Art in New York City, the springboard of some notable careers including those of Frederick Simpson Coburn (1871-1960), Charles William Jefferys (1869-1951), William C. Ostrander (b.1858), and Frederick Strothmann (1879-1958).
Hecker's own artistic ambitions appear to have been subordinated to the financial needs of his family and the desire to nurture his pupils; yet, we can conclude, quite romantically, that he was at least amply rewarded b
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