(1827 - 1889)
John Whetten Ehninger was active/lived in New York. John Ehninger is known for genre, portrait, animal painting, illustration.
Biography John Ehninger
A painter and illustrator born in New York, John Ehninger graduated from Columbia College, New York, in 1847. He immediately departed for Europe to pursue artistic training. He visited Italy and France, but staying in Germany, specifically Düsseldorf, was his main objective.There he studied with Karl Friedrich Lessing, Carl Ferdinand Sohn and fellow American Emanuel Leutze, and in Paris he was instructed by Thomas Couture.
During the early 1850s, he travelled between America and Europe but finally settled in New York in 1853, after living briefly in Newport, Rhode Island, where he worked out of Wiliam Hutn's old studio. About 1872, he moved to Saratoga Springs where he married and continued painting until his death in 1889.
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