(1855 - 1932)
Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl was active/lived in Massachusetts / Germany. Ignaz Gaugengigl is known for small-scale genre painting, aristocrat portraiture.
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The following is from Ray Castello, American Art Collection, Taos, New Mexico:
Born in 1855 in Passau, Bavaria, Ignaz Gaugengigl died in Boston in 1932. He was a specialist in intimate genre scenes, studio interiors, portraits, and, rarely, landscapes and still lifes.
Gaugengigl was Bavarian by birth, the son of a professor of oriental languages. He was trained in Munich at the Royal Academy beginning in 1874, working with Johann Raab and Wilhelm von Diez. Ludwig II, the "mad king, commissioned him to paint "The Hanging Gardens of Semiramis."
After studies in Italy and Paris, Gaugengigl came to Boston by 1878. His meticulous small-scale work and ornate historical subjects soon earned him the nickname "the Meissonier of
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