(1839 - 1927)
Frederick Ferdinand Schafer was active/lived in California / Germany. Frederick Schafer is known for landscape, Indian life, wildlife.
Biography Frederick Schafer
The following biography is from the artist's web site, http://ffscat.lcs.mit.edu/ffshtml/ and reprinted with the permission of Jerome H. Saltzer.
Frederick Ferdinand Schafer was born in Braunschweig, Germany, on August 16,1839. He emigrated to the United States in 1876, at the age of 37, where he created some 500 paintings of western American landscapes, and he died in Oakland, California, on July 18, 1927.
He is well known within a community of collectors of and dealers in western art, mostly in California and the Pacific Northwest. Schafer's training in Germany is unknown. His work resembles that of the Düsseldorf school and contemporary newspaper writers sometimes suggested a connection. He had studios in San Francisco fro
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