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Emanuel Leutze
Wastward the Course of the Empire Takes Its Way

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Emanuel Leutze Wastward the Course of the Empire Takes Its Way
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Emanuel Leutze Wastward the Course of the Empire Takes Its Way


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Emanuel Leutze

historical painter, born in Gmund, Wurtemberg, 24 May, 1816; died in Washington, DC 18 July, 1868.American painter of German birth. When he was nine, Leutze's family emigrated to America and settled in Philadelphia. In 1834 he began to study art with the draughtsman John Rubens Smith (1775-1849). Leutze developed his skills as a portrait painter by taking likenesses to be engraved for publication in the National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans and then working as an itinerant painter. He also experimented with imaginative compositions, such as the Poet's Dream (Philadelphia, PA Acad. F.A.). Philadelphia patrons sponsored his study in Europe, and in 1841 he enrolled at the Kenigliche Kunstakademie in Desseldorf. Although attempts at history painting won approval in Germany and in the USA, Leutze left the academy in 1843. He travelled for two years in Germany and Italy, during which time he became convinced of the importance of freedom and democracy,  Related Paintings of Emanuel Leutze :. | Westward the Course of Empire takes its Way | Westwards it takes realm its course | Wastward the Course of the Empire Takes Its Way | Westward the Course of Empire Takes its Way (Westward Ho) | Westward the course of empire |
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