Edward Henry Potthast Biography | Oil Paintings

6-10-1857 Cincinnati, USA – 3-9-1927 New York, USA

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Potthast, Edward Henry

Edward Henry Potthast, for three years, starting in 1879, studied with Thomas Satterwhite Noble, a retired Confederate Army captain who had studied with Thomas Couture in Paris. Potthast then went to Germany for two years at the Royal Academy in Munich with the American-born instructor Carl Marr. After returning to Cincinnati in 1885 he resumed his studies with Thomas Noble. In 1886 he departed for Paris, where he studied with Fernand Cormon at the Academié Julian and exhibited in the Salons of 1889, 1890, and 1891, It was at this time he became familiar with the Impressionist style. He returned to Cincinnati and worked as a lithographer, but the Cincinnati Museum of Art purchased one of Edward Henry Potthast paintings, Sunshine, this encouraged him to become a full-time painter, he moved to New York.

After his arrival in New York in 1895, Edward Henry Potthast worked as a magazine illustrator, he exhibited regularly at the National Academy of Design, the Society of American Artists and the Salmagundi Club, winning numerous prizes. His paintings retained the subdued colors and strong contrasts of the Munich school until he adopted the Impressionist palette late in his career. By 1908 he had an art studio and he painted sun-saturated images of Central Park, New England landscapes, and the Long Island beach scenes for which he is best remembered. His highest auction price was US$1,385,000 in 2007 for Beach Scene.

Art Movement: Impressionism Art.
Artists Influencing Edward Henry Potthast: Thomas Satterwhite Noble, Carl Marr.
He Traveled To Germany, France.
Artist Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.

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