(1825 - 1898)
Johann Schmitt was active/lived in Ohio, Kentucky. Johann Schmitt is known for altar painting, teaching.
Biography Johann Schmitt
"A noted church painter who worked throughout the Midwest during the last half of the 19th Century, Johann Schmitt was born on November 17, 1825 in Heinstadt, Baden. As a young man, Schmitt received training in the fine arts in Munich. His talent was quickly recognized by the leading religious painters of that city. The United States offered more opportunities for religious painters than Schmitt's native Germany. Hundreds of thousands of Germans were immigrating to the United States. These Germans were establishing parishes, convents and monasteries in the new world and they needed religious art. Schmitt made the decision to immigrate in the 1850s. He initially settled in New York City where he met his fu
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