Erwin Neusch (b. 1892), like his father before him, was a wood carver who started his work by doing church pews. After an illness in 1943, he was no longer able to continue in this work and he opened an antique shop, where he also did painting restoration, in New York City. At the age of 72, he began to paint! He continued his activity until his death at 100 in 1993.
Neusch was interested in early American life and so his style is reminiscent of those painters from the 19th C. His scenes often depict rural life in the new nation.