(1856 - 1909)
Otto Henry Bacher was active/lived in New York, Ohio / Italy. Otto Bacher is known for etching, landscape, wildlife and figure painting.
By Gari Melchers
Biography Otto Bacher
Otto Henry Bacher was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a family of German
descent. He first studied art at the age of sixteen with local
genre trompe l'oeil still-life artist, DeScott Evans. Although he
studied with Evans for less than one year, Bacher's early work,
comprised mainly of still lifes, betrays Evans's influence.
After a short period in Philadelphia, where he studied at the
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Bacher returned to Cleveland and
met Willis Seaver Adams, an artist from Springfield, Massachusetts, who
had just recently arrived upon the Cleveland art scene. Soon the
two artists were rooming together. Adams was instrumental in the
founding of the Cleveland Art Club, as well as
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