(1822 - 1906)
Emil Foerster was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Emil Foerster is known for portrait, religious, landscape.
Biography Emil Foerster
The following is from Barrett Foerster of San Diego, California, the great-great grandson of Emil Foerster:
Emil Foerster was born on May 15, 1822 at Glessen, in what is now Germany. He came to the United States as a child. After revealing his artistic talent, he returned to Germany in 1847 and studied under Becker, Hilderbrand and others at Frankfort and at Dusseldorf. Among his fellow students was George Hartzel. Before returning to America, he was married by the American consul at Frankfurt am Main to Elisa Noll.
He then returned to America and settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where the leading German families of the city became his patrons. He painted six portraits for hanging in various Catholic religious institutions
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