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Skating on the Wissahickon, 1875

Skating on the Wissahickon, 1875

Johann Culverhouse (1825-1895)

Johann Mongels Culverhouse —painter of Dutch style genre, landscapes, interiors, markets, children, and boats — was born in Rotterdam, Holland in 1825 and died in New York City in 1895 at seventy years of age. He worked in America, mainly in New York City, from about 1849 to 1891.

Culverhouse exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1865 and 1866; the Brooklyn Art Association in 1877 and 1888; the American Art-Union; the Boston Athenaeum; and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Institutions representing Culverhouse’s work are the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; the New York Historical Society; the Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery in Reading, PA; the Federal Reserve Board, Fine Arts Program, Washington, DC; the Brooklyn Museum of Art in Brooklyn, NY; the R. W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, LA; the Hermitage Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland; the High Museum in Atlanta, GA; the Onondaga Historical Association Museum in Syracuse, NY; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; the New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT; and the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT.

Sources include:
Peter Falk, Who Was Who in American Art, 1999, page 791
Davenport’s Art Reference, 2006/2007 Edition, page 519
Mallett, Index, page 97
Groce and Wallace, New York Historical Society Dictionary of American Artists 1564-1860, p 158
Smithsonian Institution Research Information System.

Biography from the Archives of AskART.