(1849 - 1925)
Rufus Fairchild Zogbaum was active/lived in New York, South Carolina. Rufus Zogbaum is known for illustration, war-western and still life painting.
Biography Rufus Zogbaum
A well-known painter and illustrator of battle scenes of Army and Navy life, Rufus Zogbaum created depictions of military exercises that were widely published in magazines in the late 19th Century. His Civil War mural, the First Minnesota Regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg," was created for the state capitol building in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was the leading artist/ correspondent of the Spanish American War.
His reputation for depicting skirmishing cowboys preceded that of Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, and he is credited with "setting the pattern for those who would follow" (Robert Taft).
Zogbaum was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and as a young man, studied at the Art Students League in New York from 1878 t
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