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Cornelius David Krieghoff

 (1815 - 1872)
Cornelius David Krieghoff was active/lived in Quebec, Illinois / Canada.  Cornelius Krieghoff is known for frontier genre, animal and landscape painting.

Cornelius David Krieghoff

Canadian artist, Cornelius David Krieghoff was born on 19 June 1815 in Amsterdam, son of a German expatriate father and Belgian mother.  In the early 1830's, it is believed he may have studied art at the Dusseldorf Academy.  In 1836, he emigrated to the United States and enlisted in the American army, fighting against the Seminole Indians of Florida.

In New York, he met a young French-Canadian woman, Emile Gautier, whom he married.  He was discharged in 1840 on rumors that he deserted, and then he went to Paris in 1844 to copy paintings in the Louvre.  He later settled in Longueuil, then Montreal around 1847 or 1848.

Krieghoff's early paintings are mainly local scenery, and often include his wif  ...  Displaying 750 of 4114 characters.

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About  Cornelius David Krieghoff

Born:  1815 - Amsterdam, Holland
Died:   1872 - Chicago, Illinois
Known for:  frontier genre, animal and landscape painting