Andrew Hartmann was born in Switzerland on September 20, 1868. Hartmann came to the U.S. in 1891 and worked in Decatur, Illinois as a sign and house painter. In his leisure he painted hundreds of watercolors and oils on trips across the U.S. He made several trips to San Diego where his daughter had settled and painted many scenes of the area. His last years were spent in Houston, Texas. He died there on December 4, 1953.
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