The following information was compiled and submitted by Melinda Rohland Meister, great niece of the artist:
Born in Richmond, Virginia, March 11, 1884, Paul Hermann Rohland was the fourth of seven sons. His great grandfather, J.H. Ficht, a German immigrant, was a New York fresco painter and artist, as was his great uncle, O.C. Ficht, and Rohland inherited the family talent. At the age of 14, he began working for the Christopher Engraving Company in Richmond as a photo-engraver, and (showing 500 of 10508 characters).