(1838 - 1926)
George Emerick Essig was active/lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania. George Essig is known for marine and marshland landscape painting.
Biography George Essig
George Emerick Essig was born in Philadelphia and reputedly studied
with the marine painters James Hamilton (1819-1878) and Edward Moran
(1829-1901). He also became a specialist in marine scenes and
often painted scenes of the New Jersey coast.
Essig exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1876
to 1888. He moved to Atlantic City, possibly around 1880, and
practiced dentistry in Ventnor.
Paintings by him once hung in the Dennis Hotel and Chalfont-Haddon Hall
in Atlantic City. Essig's primary medium was watercolor, but in
the late 1880s and early '90s he made etchings that were usually based
on the subjects of his paintings.
Some sources give his death date as 1
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