Frank Tuchfarber was active/lived in Ohio. Frank Tuchfarber is known for trompe l'oeil still life.
Biography Frank Tuchfarber
Known for his skill as a chromo lithographer, Frank Tuchfarber did his most famous work, a hand-painted chromolithograph, 24 X 35" on both paper and glass of William Harnett's painting, Old Violin. This piece is in the collection of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Tuchfarber purchased Harnett's popular trompe l'oeil painting from the 1886 13th Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. There Old Violin had been so popular that guards were stationed to prevent viewers from touching the flat canvas to see if the violin was real.
He was interested in The Old Violin for several reasons. It served his business needs as the chromo made from it could serve as a sign for music stores and as a fine art reproduction. Also
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