Hermann Ottomar Herzog (1831 – 1932)

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Deer on a Mountain Ledge

Hermann Herzog was a prominent nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European and American artist, primarily known for his landscapes. He was born in Bremen, Germany and entered the Dusseldorf Academy at age seventeen. Herzog achieved early commercial success and traveled widely and continued his training. His patrons included royalty and nobility throughout Europe.


Spring at the Mill

In the late 1860s after an extensive trip to Norway, Herzog settled permanently near Philadelphia in the United States. Thereafter, he traveled throughout the U.S. and Mexico. He painted his way across the western states, arriving in California in 1873. His works from this trip included a series of Yosemite Valley paintings. In 1876, he received an award at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition for his painting of Sentinel Rock in Yosemite. Herzog also made extensive trips to Maine and Florida to paint.


Floridian Landscape, Courtesy of the Edward and Deborah Pollack collection

Because he was a prudent investor, Herzog did not have to depend on the sale of his artwork to maintain a comfortable lifestyle. Following his death, his family retained a large group of his paintings, most of which were released to the art market in the 1970s. A number of prominent American and European museums now include Herzog’s work as part of their collections.


Women in a Tropical Setting

Herzog’s work is sometimes considered to be part of the Hudson River School, although it is more realistic and less dramatic than works by peers Frederick Edwin Church or Albert Bierstadt.

He almost always signed his work “H. Herzog”; as a result, his first name is spelled both “Herman” and “Hermann” in various sources. His birth year is often incorrectly reported as 1832. The Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania held a major exhibition of Herzog’s work in 1992 and published a catalog of his work, with an essay by art historian Donald S. Lewis, Jr..


Eagle Above a River

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