(1841 - 1922)
Louis P. Dieterich was active/lived in Maryland / Germany. Louis Dieterich is known for portraits of prominent persons.
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Biography Louis Dieterich
A portrait painter, Louis Dieterich was born in Germany on April 6, 1842 and emigrated to the United States about 1883. (The Maryland Archives lists the birth date as 1841). In 1883, he exhibited at the National Academy of Design. Eventually he settled in Baltimore and for many years had a portrait studio there and was active in the Charcoal Club.
One of his more famous paintings is of actor Edwin Booth, an actor and the brother of John Wilkes Booth, who assasinated President Abraham Lincoln. The portrait is in the Hartford County Courthouse and is described as "an admirable likeness of the great tragedian. To Booth's 'wonderful eyes'--those windows of a soul charged with powerful and ever-changing emotions--no representation could
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