(1897 - 1985)
Nick (Nicholas) Eggenhofer was active/lived in New Jersey, Wyoming. Nick Eggenhofer is known for western illustration, frontier painting.
Biography Nick Eggenhofer
Born in Gauting, Bavaria, Nick Eggenhofer became a painter of the
romance of the American West with its cowboys and Indians. He has a
reputation for historical accuracy from careful research and also as an
authority about frontier western transportation.
He was first
exposed to the lore of the American West by hearing about Buffalo
Bill's Wild West Show in Germany from older relatives who had seen
performances. American western movies continued to stir the interest.
1913, at the age of sixteen, he came to America with his family from
Germany, and three years later he enrolled in night art classes at
Cooper Union in New York, something he did for four years. During the
day he studied lithography at the American Lit
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