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Henry Raschen

 (1854 - 1937)
Henry Raschen was active/lived in California.  Henry Raschen is known for Indian portrait, figure and genre painting.

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Henry Raschen


Born in Ogdenburg, Germany, Henry Raschen became one of America's leading painters of Indian portraits and figures in the 19th and early 20th centuries and was the first California artist to be committed to Indian themes. He also painted still lifes and landscapes, the latter with skillful play of light and shadow.

In 1868, he and his family emigrated to Fort Ross, California where they spent one year and then settled in San Francisco. He took early art lessons at the San Francisco Art Association under Charles Nahl and Virgil Williams and also studied with noted figure painter of altar pieces, Joseph Harrington.

Feeling the need for more extensive training, he went to Munich in the late 1870s and became part of the numerous  ...  Displaying 750 of 3646 characters.



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About  Henry Raschen

Born:  1854 - Ogdenburg, Germany
Died:   1937 - Oakland, California
Known for:  Indian portrait, figure and genre painting