Wohlgemuth, Daniel (1876-1967)
Wohlgemuth, Daniel (1876-1967), a son of Johannes Wohlgemuth of Albisheim an der Pfrim and Katharina (Krehbiel) Wohlgemuth of Weierhof, was born at Albisheim 17 April 1876, but reared by his uncle Johannes Krehbiel of Weierhof, studied art at Frankfurt and Strasbourg, and finally at the Art Academy in Munich under Franz von Stuck. His travels in Italy, Palestine, and Russia contributed to his development. His artistic work was done chiefly in his native Rhenish Hesse and the Palatinate (for a time living at Weierhof, later at Gundersheim near Worms), but also for a time in Munich and Berlin. His chief medium was black and white drawing, including charcoal (often lithographs) but also water colors and oils. His themes were largely landscapes, often of his native land, with a fine series on Palestine. He also did many portraits, including an excellent one of Albert Schweitzer. His works are found in all the leading German galleries, such as Munich, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Frankfurt, Dresden, Berlin, Homburg, and Leipzig. During his lifetime he received acclaim by leading art critics.
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Krahn, Cornelius. "Wohlgemuth, Daniel (1876-1967)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 19 Jun 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wohlgemuth,_Daniel_(1876-1967)&oldid=140876.
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