Hermann Ottomar Herzog

Hermann Ottomar Herzog

Also known as Herman Herzog; Herzog, Hermann

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Bremen (Bremen state, Germany)

Called the “Grandfather of American Landscape” for his longevity, German-born Hermann Ottomar Herzog was a popular painter of seascapes and pastoral and mountain landscapes in the Hudson River tradition. He trained in 1849 at the Dusseldorf Academy with Andreas Achenbach, who promoted a refined and detailed technique. During the 1850s and ‘60s, Herzog traveled throughout Europe, depicting various sublime landscapes with raging waterfalls and roiling skies. Such early works garnered favorable attention at the Paris Salon and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and attracted distinguished patrons, including the Countess of Flanders, Emperor Alexander of Russia, Queen Victoria, and Duke Ernest of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. In 1869 Herzog set up his studio in Philadelphia and began painting grand landscapes, recalling those by Albert Bierstadt and Worthington Whittredge, in the Northeast, Yosemite, and Mexico. Although his post-1870s paintings are considered American, Herzog rarely dated his work, making it difficult to locate his subjects. Herzog’s paintings are in numerous museum collections nationwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; Cincinnati Art Museum; and Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.


Hermann Ottomar Herzog Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Hermann Ottomar Herzog (American, 1832-1932) Fishing on the Gulf Coast, Florida Oil on canvas 22 x 30 inches (55.9 x
Hermann Ottomar Herzog (American, 1832-1932)Fishing on the Gulf Coast, FloridaOil on canvas22 x 30 inches (55.9 x ...
Lot 68064
Auction 5286
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
HERMANN HERZOG (American, 1832-1932) Lazy Days, Everglades Oil on canvas 62 x 52 inches (157.5 x 132.1 cm) Signed lo
HERMANN HERZOG (American, 1832-1932)Lazy Days, EvergladesOil on canvas62 x 52 inches (157.5 x 132.1 cm)Signed lo...
Lot 73088
Auction 5118
Thursday, November 15, 2012
HERMANN OTTOMAR HERZOG (American, 1832-1932) Figures Before a Mill in a Mountainous River Landscape (At the Mill Falls)...
HERMANN OTTOMAR HERZOG (American, 1832-1932)Figures Before a Mill in a Mountainous River Landscape (At the Mill Falls)...
Lot 73089
Auction 5118
Thursday, November 15, 2012
HERMANN OTTOMAR HERZOG (American 1832 - 1932) Dutch Coastal Scene Oil on canvas 16 x 14 inches Signed lower right
HERMANN OTTOMAR HERZOG (American 1832 - 1932)Dutch Coastal SceneOil on canvas16 x 14 inchesSigned lower right...
Lot 25113
Auction 638
Friday, November 10, 2006
HERMANN HERZOG (American, 1832-1932) The Old Mill Oil on canvas 19 x 27-1/2 inches (48.3 x 69.9 cm) Signed lower rig
HERMANN HERZOG (American, 1832-1932)The Old MillOil on canvas19 x 27-1/2 inches (48.3 x 69.9 cm)Signed lower rig...
Lot 73087
Auction 5118
Thursday, November 15, 2012

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