Johann Hermann Carmiencke

Johann Hermann Carmiencke

A successful painter and etcher, Johann Hermann Carmiencke  (1810–1867), born in Hamburg, Germany, traveled to Dresden in 1831 where he was trained under the Norwegian Romantic painter Johan Christian Claussen Dahl. He traveled to Copenhagen in 1834 where he studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts before moving to Leipzig. After returning to Copenhagen in 1838, he traveled to Sweden, Bavaria, the Tyrol, and Italy from 1845 to 1846. He was then appointed court painter to Christian VIII, and in 1851, at the outbreak of the First Schleswig War, moved to New York, where he was admitted to the Academy of Brooklyn. Carmiencke is best known for his depictions of luminous, mountainous landscapes.


Johann Hermann Carmiencke (1810–1867) Headwaters, 1860
Oil on canvas, 17 1/8 x 26 1/8 inches
Signed and dated lower right: Carmiencke 1860

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