Born in Solingen, Germany in 1855. Cronau was sent to the U.S. by German publishers to illustrate and write articles. He was active in southern California in 1882.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America
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