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Mosler, Henry

MOSLER, HENRY (1841- ), American artist, was born at New York, on the 6th of June 1841, the family removing to Cincinnati when he was about ten years old. Studying drawing by himself, he became a draughtsman for a comic paper, the Omnibus (Cincinnati), in 1855; in 1859-1861 he studied under James H. Beard, and in 1862-63, during the Civil War, was an art correspondent of Harper's Weekly. In 1863 he went to Düsseldorf, where for almost three years he was at the Royal Academy schools; he subsequently went to Paris, where he studied for a short time under Ernest He'bert. His " Le Retour," from the Paris Salon of 1879, was the first American picture ever bought for the Luxembourg. He received a silver medal in Paris 1889, and gold medals at Paris, 1888, and Vienna, 1893. Examples of his work are in the Sydney Art Museum, N.S.W., and the art museums of Springfield, Mass., Cincinnati, Ohio and New York. His son, GUSTAVE HENRY MOSLER (1875-1906), a pupil of his father and of Leon Bonnat, exhibited at the Salon in Paris, receiving a medal for his " De Profundis " in 1891; his portrait of Governor J. W. Stewart is in the State House, Montpelier, Vermont, and his " Empty Cradle " is in the Toledo Art Club.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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