Herzog, Hermann Ottomar

German Romanticist painter Hermann Herzog was born in 1832.

He studied at the Düsseldorf Academy in 1848 and then traveled extensively throughout Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Norway.  He was particularly interested in recording the natural wilderness of these countries and in depicting the changing atmospheric conditions of each time and place.

He came to the United States in 1870 and settled in Philadelphia.  Herzog quickly established himself as a leading regional painter and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  He journeyed to the South and West, sketching and painting the untrammeled scenery.

He first exhibited in 1858 in Berlin, where he had many subsequent shows.  At the occasion of his one-hundredth year celebration and joint exhibition of his paintings, which his son, Lewis, held in 1931; Herman Herzog was referred to as the "Dean of American Landscape Painters."