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Carl Kahler

 (1855 - 1906)
Carl Kahler was active/lived in New York, California / Australia, Austria.  Carl Kahler is known for genre, landscape, pet portraits and racehorse scene painting.

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Carl Kahler


Born in Linz, Austria in 1855, Carl Kahler studied at the Munich Art Academy and in Paris. During the 1880s he was well known in Germany and Austria.

An itinerant artist, in 1886 he sailed for Australia where his works were well received and in demand. While there, he was awarded the commission for four paintings of the Melbourne Cup (racing event) and others in New Zealand.

Upon moving to San Francisco from NYC in 1891, he opened a studio where he specialized in figure painting. The local press called him "an erratic genius" who asked enormous prices for his canvases and would often destroy a painting if he was unhappy with it or if he thought it would sell for less than he felt it was worth.

His works are r

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
SF Call, 8-1-1893; Bay of San Francisco; American Art Annual 1924; Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs (Bénézit, E); Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers (Fielding, Mantle); Detroit Free Press, 4-9-1961, 6D.

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About  Carl Kahler

Born:  1855 - Linz, Austria
Died:   1906 - San Francisco, California
Known for:  genre, landscape, pet portraits and racehorse scene painting