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Joseph Imhof

Birth place or City of origin: Brooklyn
State of origin: NY
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Start/Birth date: 1871
Death/End date: 1955

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Joseph Imhof was a self-taught lithographer for Currier and Ives in New York City, then became an important documentary painter of Indian life in New Mexico. In 1891, he went to Europe for four years of formal training and apprenticed to artists in Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, and Munich. In Antwerp, he met and sketched Buffalo Bill and his Indians in the “Wild West Show,” which was making a grand tour of Europe. Ironically, it was this experience with Buffalo Bill in Europe that set the direction of his career rather than his exposure to European artists.


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