(1850 - 1917)
Robert Koehler was active/lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin. Robert Koehler is known for portrait, working-class genre, landscape.
Self Portrait (Portrait of the Artist), 1898
Biography Robert Koehler
A painter of portraits, genre scenes and landscapes and a lithographer,
Robert Koehler was born in Hamburg, Germany and emigrated to America
with his parents in 1854 when Robert was four years old. The
family lived in Milwaukee where Robert Koehler attended the
German-English Academy and studied with the drawing instructor, Henry
Vianden. At age fifteen Koehler apprenticed to a lithography
firm, Seifert and Lawton, but continued his studies with Vianden, who
encouraged the young man to study in Munich.
In the early 1870s,
Koehler took a job as a lithographer in Pittsburgh and shortly after in
New York where he took night classes at the National Academy of Design
with genre painter Lemuel Wilmarth. In the f
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