Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (May 24, 1816 – July 18, 1868) was a German-born American history painter best known for his 1851 painting Washington Crossing the Delaware. He is associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting . Biography Leutze was born in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Kingdom of Württemberg.
Emanuel Leutze, (born May 24, 1816, Schwäbisch-Gmünd, Württemberg [Germany]—died July 18, 1868, Washington, D.C., U.S.), German-born American historical painter whose picture Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851) numbers among the most popular and widely reproduced images of an American historical event.
Biography. Born in Germany, grew up in Philadelphia, studied and worked in Düsseldorf, 1840–59, before settling in the United States. Popular history painter of large, dramatic scenes such as Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851) and Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way (1861–1862).
Artist: Emanuel Leutze (American, Schwäbisch Gmünd 1816–1868 Washington, D.C.) Date: 1851. Culture: American. Medium: Oil on canvas. Dimensions: 149 x 255 in. (378.5 x 647.7 cm) Credit Line: Gift of John Stewart Kennedy, 1897. Accession Number: 97.34
Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (May 24, 1816 – July 18, 1868) was a German American history painter best known for his painting Washington Crossing the Delaware. He is associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting. Leutze was born in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Württemberg, Germany, and was brought to the United States as a child.
Emanuel Leutze, the Painter Who Cemented George Washington’s Legacy. Created some 70 years after the moment it captured, Emanuel Leutze’s painting became the most iconic image of the American Revolution. THOUGH IT HAS BEEN PARODIED, LAMPOONED, REENACTED, COPIED, AND CRITICIZED endlessly in recent times, for generations of Americans ...
Washington Crossing the Delaware, oil painting created by German-American artist Emanuel Leutze in 1851. It is among the best known and most popular painting of an American historical event.
Emanuel Leutze was a German-American painter who was born near Württemberg, emigrated with his family in 1825 and settled in Philadelphia where, from 1834 , he was taught by John Rubens Smith.
Emanuel Leutze, Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851, oil on canvas, 378.5 x 647.7 cm (Metropolitan Museum of Art) An American Icon (made in Germany) Washington Crossing the Delaware is one of the most recoginizable images in the history of American art.
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