(1820 - 1865)
Edward Beyer was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Virginia / Germany. Edward Beyer is known for topographic town-landscape and panoramic painting.
Biography Edward Beyer
Born in the Rhineland of Germany, Edward Beyer became a landscape painter of romantic pastoral views. His style combined lessons learned at the Dusseldorf Academy with Classicism and Romanticism. Some of his canvases were unusual because they had industrial scenes such as railroads crossing the landscape, which meant juxtaposing romanticism with jarring realism. Critics indicate he made these combinations successfully.
In the 1840s, he worked as an artist in Dresden, and then he and his wife emigrated to the United States, arriving in 1848. They first lived in in Newark, New Jersey, and in 1850, moved to Philadelphia. Some of his painting at that time included scenes of Niagara Falls and a large panorama in collaboration with French-
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