Cornelius David Krieghoff
(1812/15 - 1872)
Cornelius David Krieghoff was active/lived in Quebec, Illinois / Canada. Cornelius Krieghoff is known for frontier genre, animal and landscape painting.
Biography Cornelius David Krieghoff
Canadian artist, Cornelius David Krieghoff was born on 19 June 1815 in
Amsterdam, son of a German expatriate father and Belgian mother.
In the early 1830's, it is believed he may have studied art at the
Dusseldorf Academy. In 1836, he emigrated to the United States
and enlisted in the American army, fighting against the Seminole
Indians of Florida.
In New York, he met a young
French-Canadian woman, Emile Gautier, whom he married. He was
discharged in 1840 on rumors that he deserted, and then he went to
Paris in 1844 to copy paintings in the Louvre. He later settled
in Longueuil, then Montreal around 1847 or 1848.
early paintings are mainly local scenery, and often include his wif
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