(1858 - 1915)
Richard Lorenz was active/lived in Wisconsin / Germany. Richard Lorenz is known for panoramic frontier-horse genre painting.
Born on a farm in Voigstaedt, Weimar, Germany, Richard Lorenz became a
painter and illustrator of dramatic western scenes, especially of the
Plains Indian culture and the consequences of encounters with the white
man's civilization. His most famous pupil was Frank Tenney
Johnson. He was also well known for panoramic* painting and for
depictions of horses, genre and landscapes.
As a young person
in Germany, Lorenz determined to become a Biblical painter because he
was fascinated by the subject of wandering, nomadic people in
wilderness areas. He grew up in a village twenty-eight miles
north of Weimar, and at age 15, began art study in Weimar including at
the Royal Academy of Arts, where his work was recognized with several
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