(1847 - 1921)
August Laux was active/lived in New York / Germany. August Laux is known for trompe still life, animal, genre.
Born in the Rhineland area of Germany, August Laux became noted for his richly colored, precisely rendered floral still lifes and genre scenes, although early in his career his reputation was for frescoes and decorative painting.
His parents were French and relatives held high government positions in Strausburg. A cousin and one of his uncles were sculptors in Paris, and with exposure from childhood to persons creative in the arts, Laux followed this path. He emigrated to New York City with his parents in 1863 and began studying sculpture, but in 1867 switched to painting, enrolling in classes in the National Academy of Design. He first exhibited there in 1870, and three years later accepted a commission to paint the scenery for a pr ... Displaying 750 of 1218 characters.