Hermann Fuechsel

Hermann Fuechsel

Hermann Fuechsel (1833–1915) was a German-American painter and engraver. Born in Brunswick, Germany, he began studying landscape painting at the famed Düsseldorf Academy under Hans Heinrich Jurgen Brandes as well as landscape painter and engraver Karl Friedrich Lessing. While attending the Academy, he met and befriended American artists Albert Bierstadt, Worthington Whittredge, and Emanuel Leutze. In 1858, Hermann Fuechsel traveled to New York City and opened a studio in Appleton’s Building at 839 Broadway. In 1882, Fuechsel moved his studio to The Studio Building at 15 Tenth Street where Bierstadt, Whittredge, and Gifford held their studios.

Admired as a painter, printmaker, and engraver, Fuechsel gravitated towards mountain and water landscapes, depicting the Hudson River, White Mountain, Lake George, Catskills and Adirondacks. He produced engravings for several other American landscape painters, including Albert Bierstadt, becoming one of the America’s most published artists.


Hermann Fuechsel (1833–1915) Lake George, 1875
Oil on canvas, 10 x 20⅛ inches
Signed and dated lower right: H. FÜECHSEL. / N.Y. 1875; inscribed on verso: “Lake George” by Hermann Fuchsel[sic] — / 82 Fifth Avenue New York.

Image courtesy of Questroyal Fine Art, LLC