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

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The Shoemaker

1896 Oil on canvas, 46 x 42 inches