(1816 - 1868)
Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze was active/lived in District Of Columbia, New York / Germany. Emanuel Leutze is known for historical genre and portrait painting, mural.
Biography Emanuel Leutze
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Brought to the United States from Germany when he was nine years old,
Emanuel Leutze was raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and then in
Philadelphia where he got his art instruction from John Rubens Smith. Early recognized for his portrait and figure painting, he became
well-known in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and in Southern States
where he was in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
In 1839, he returned to
Philadelphia. Local persons, aware of his unusual talent, sponsored him to study at Dusseldorf Art
Academy* in Germany, where he stayed from 1841 to 1859. There the
curriculum emphasis was on historical painting, and Leutze studied with
Karl Lessing, German historical painter, and from this influence Leutze
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