(1832 - 1932)
Louis Maurer was active/lived in New York. Louis Maurer is known for lithographer-horses, western painting.
Biography Louis Maurer
A native of Germany, Louis Maurer, immigrated to America in 1851 with
his family, having trained as in mechanical drawing, anatomy,
lithography and ivory carving. He had also helped his father with
Maurer took a job for eight years as a
lithographer for Currier and Ives, earning a beginning salary of five
dollars a week. He became known especially for his prints of
trotting horses, and one of his most famous series was called The Life of a Fireman.
He developed a system whereby several artists worked on a single print,
with each having their specialty. He and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait
painted Indian and western subjects, and plagiarized their early
efforts from pictures they found in
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