Hermann Behrens (1865-1901)
Hermann Behrens was born in Bremen, Germany on July 10, 1865. By 1884 Behrens had moved to San Francisco where he worked as a clerk until 1891. In that year he returned to Germany and entered the Berlin Academy of Arts. Soon thereafter he established a studio in Vienna. Although rare, his few extant paintings are mostly genre in the realistic style of the 19th century German School.
Exhibited: California State Fair, 1889.
Works Held: State Museum Resource Center, Sacramento; Society of California Pioneers.
Sources: Artists in California, 1786-1940, Edan Hughes
California State Library, Sacramento
1896 Oil on canvas, 46 x 42 inches