Edward Charles Volkert
(1871 - 1935)
Edward Charles Volkert was active/lived in Connecticut, New York, Ohio. Edward Volkert is known for landscape with cattle painting, bucolic scenes, portraiture.
Biography Edward Charles Volkert
Of German heritage, Edward Volkert, an impressionist painter, became known as "America's cattle painter." In fact, he strove so hard to get their accurate depictions that he went to slaughter houses to study their anatomies.
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to parents who came from Alsace Lorraine. During his early career, he was primarily a portraitist, and felt freest when he was painting with watercolors. However, he ceased portrait painting as a result of feelings he had from a divorce from a marriage where he had two children. He turned to landscape painting, usually expressions of deep love for nature and of devotion to rural areas untouched by industrialization. Often his scenes were bucolic with g
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