Christian F. Schwerdt was active/lived in Illinois, Ohio / Germany. Christian Schwerdt is known for portrait and figure painting.
Biography Christian Schwerdt
Christian F. Schwerdt, portrait painter and one of the oldest and most prosperous artists of Chicago, was born in Hesse-Cassel, Germany, on October 18,1836. His father was a physician, and young Schwerdt received a good preliminary education in the schools of his native place, also pursuing his art studies there.
In 1852, his father being dead, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, with his mother, one of his uncles having previously located in that city. Mr. Schwerdt continued his studies in the line of portrait-painting receiving instruction, among others, at the hand of Julius Golman. He remained in Cleveland seventeen years, painting the portraits of many leading citizens, among others those of Judge E. Hessenmueller an
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