Charles Schreyvogel USA
1-4-1861 New York, USA – 1-27-1912 Hoboken, USABack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Charles Schreyvogel was born in New York City and grew up in a poor family of German immigrant shopkeepers on the Lower East Side of New York. He also spent part of his childhood in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Charles Schreyvogel was unable to afford art classes and he taught himself to draw. In 1901, his painting My Bunkie was awarded the Thomas Clarke Prize at the annual exhibition of the National Academy of Design. He spent most of his life as an impoverished artist and then earned what seemed like overnight fame. When Remington died in 1909, Charles Schreyvogel wore the mantle of premier Western artist for the brief remainder of his life.
Charles Schreyvogel did much of his work in his studio or his rooftop in decidedly non-Western Hoboken. His western scenes were usually subjects with landscape as the backdrop, and his depictions of Indians were that of people with dignity and pride.
He was friends with some of the most prominent men and women of his time, including William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Elizabeth B. Custer, Frederic Remington and Theodore Roosevelt.
Works by Charles Schreyvogel are included in the collections of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Art Movement: American Western Art