Sunday, June 17, 2012

German-born American artist Raphael Strauss (1830—1901)

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This portrait of 2 children near the banks of the Ohio River is my favorite painting by Raphael Strauss who worked in the United States during the last half of the 19th century. Strauss was born in Bavaria. He sailed to the United States & was married to Caroline Baermann in 1858. They lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was vice president of the Cincinnati Art Club & was listed in the city directory for more than 20 years.
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