(1820 - 1873)
Godfrey Nicholas Frankenstein was active/lived in Ohio / Germany. Godfrey Frankenstein is known for landscape, panorama and portrait painting.
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Biography Godfrey Frankenstein
Godfrey Nicolas Frankenstein was born in Darmstadt, Germany in 1820, and emigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1831 with his family. Subsequently the family moved to Springfield, Ohio in 1849. The Frankenstein family was a gifted group of German immigrant artists that included John Peter (1816-1881), Godfrey N. (1820-1873), George (1825-), Gustavus (-1902), Marie (1822-1900 and Eliza (1828-1919.
Godfrey Frankenstein opened his own business when he was 13 years old as a sign painter and at 19 was a portrait painter. In 1841 he became the first president of the Cincinnati Academy of Arts. He soon became interested in landscape painting, especially the Niagara Falls, which he began painting in 1844.
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