Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

John Rasmussen

 (1828 - 1895)
John Rasmussen was active/lived in Pennsylvania / Germany.  John Rasmussen is known for naive town-portrait, landscape.

Biography   John Rasmussen

Folk artist John Rasmussen, because of his poverty, spent sixteen years--1879 until his death in 1895--in the Berks County Almshouse in Shillington, Pennsylvania, and later became known in art circles as one of the three Pennsylvania Almshouse Painters. (The others were Charles Hofmann and Louis Mader).

An old man by the standards of the day, Rasmussen was fifty-one years of age when committed. His only known paintings were executed after his committal, though he had been previously listed as a painter in public directories for Reading, Pennsylvania.

Born 1828, Rasmussen came to the United States from Germany in 1865.

Another German-born artist, Charles Hofmann, also resided at the Berks County Almshouse, and had been   ...  Displaying 750 of 1957 characters.

    >   Continue reading about John Rasmussen

Museums (3):  John Rasmussen    

Discover art and art prices ...
•  Auction records and images
•  Record prices, graphs, stats
•  Artist signature examples
•  More about subscribing

Example(s) of this artist's work:
Art images copyright© of artist or assignee

Subscribers may find the following and more:
Did it sell?  Low/high estimate
Size of work   Signature   Date created
Research John Rasmussen

Consider a subscription!  More info