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Carl Hecker

 (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   ...  Displaying 750 of 7736 characters.

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