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Theodore Kaufmann

 (1814 - 1896)
Theodore Kaufmann was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts / Germany.  Theodore Kaufmann is known for genre-military-ethnic, portrait, history.

Biography   Theodore Kaufmann


Born and raised in Hanover, Germany, Theodore Kaufmann, military, historical, and portrait painter, became best known for his Civil War paintingsof the exploits of Admiral Farragut and General Sherman. He trained in Munich, Hamburg and Dresden as a portrait and history painter with Peter Cornelius, Fredrick Kaulbach and Wilhelm Schwar. He exhibited his history paintings in Vienna and Dresden. He participated in the revolution of 1848 in Germany and left in 1850 to escape the upheavals following that period.

Kaufmann arrived in New York City in 1850, established a portrait painting studio and reportedly instructed Thomas Nast, political cartoonist. He enlisted in the Civil War as an artist-correspondent for the Union armies, and was i   ...  Displaying 750 of 1207 characters.

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Westward the Star of Empire
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