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Adolf Methfessel

 (1836 - 1909)
Adolf Methfessel was active/lived in California / Switzerland, Argentina.  Adolf Methfessel is known for landscape painting (Switzerland, South America).

Adolf Methfessel

Adolf Methfessel (b. 1836- d. 1909)

Born in Bern, Switzerland, he finished an apprenticeship as a gardener before taking his first drawing classes in 1856 during a stay in Brussels, Belgium.  Since his parents did not approve of the idea of his becoming a painter, he went to Berlin, Germany to study garden architecture.  In 1864, Methfessel went to Buenos Aires, Argentina to work as a garden architect.  He also worked as a scientific drawing specialist and served as drawing teacher at the State College of Tucum├ín from 1878 to 1885.  During this time, he painted the South American landscape, forests and waterfalls in watercolor and oil.

He returned to Bern in 1895 and continued painting landscapes.
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About  Adolf Methfessel

Born:  1836 - Bern, Switzerland
Died:   1909 - Bern, Switzerland
Known for:  landscape painting (Switzerland, South America)