(1823 - 1909)
Johannes Adam Simon Oertel was active/lived in New Jersey, Virginia / Germany. Johannes Oertel is known for genre, portrait, religious and animal painting, etching, carving.
Biography Johannes Oertel
A painter of religious subjects and portraits who traveled extensively, Johannes Oertel was also an engraver, teacher and Episcopal clergyman. He was born in Furth, Bavaria, Germany, and early studied for the ministry but left it when persuaded to study art. He studied at the Polytechnic Institute of Bavaria and in Munich with J.M. Enzing-Muller. In 1848, he emigrated to the United States, first living in Newark, New Jersey where he did portrait painting, taught drawing and engraved banknotes, many of them with Indian portraits.
From 1855 to 1857, he lived in New York City and then moved for one year to Washington DC where he did the design and ceiling decoration including the coat of arts in the skylight of the House of Representati
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