William Louis Sonntag Sr
(1822 - 1900)
William Louis Sonntag Sr. was active/lived in Ohio, New York. William Sonntag Sr is known for wilderness landscape painting, often allegorical.
A native of East Liberty, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh, William Sonntag
was a landscape painter associated with the Hudson River School.
He is best remembered for his romantic depictions of the American
wilderness and "idealized visions of classical Italian ruins" that
"reflect the influence of the eighteenth-century neoclassical tradition
of English literature and painting" (Zellman, 195).
his art career despite parental objections, and in the 1840s moved to
Cincinnati where it is thought he studied at the Cincinnati Academy of
Fine Arts under Godfrey Frankenstein. From the early 1840s to the
mid 1850s, he had a studio in Cincinnati and made numerous painting
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