Born in Bremen, Germany in 1834. Holtzmann was the artist of Views of New Ditch of the Columbia and Stanislaus River Water Company published in San Francisco by Kuchel & Dresel in 1856. By the 1870s he was living in Sacramento.
Exh: Mechanics' Inst. Fair (SF), 1869; Calif. State Fair, 1872.
Works held in public places : Society of Calif. Pioneers; Pioneer Museum (Oroville).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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