(1848 - 1917)
Toby (Tobias) E. (Edward) Rosenthal was active/lived in California, Connecticut / Germany, Russian Federation. Toby Rosenthal is known for portrait and historical genre painter.
Biography Toby Rosenthal
A portrait and historical genre painter of international reputation and the subject of much dispute, he was one of the first Americans to study art in Munich where he spent most his career after living his formative years in California.
He was born in Strassburg, West Prussia (he later claimed he was born in New Haven, Connecticut), and shortly after his parents emigrated to America, moving to San Francisco in 1858. Their home site is now the location of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
By age ten, he wanted to be an artist, and his supportive father sent him to Louis Bacon, a French sculptor, who had a drawing school on California street. Rosenthal's training here consisted of copying magazine illustratio
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