MS 176 - Nicholas Eggenhofer Framed Prints
- Created: 1960-1985
- Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1963
- Eggenhofer, Nicholas (Person)
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Nick Eggenhofer (December 5, 1897 - March 7, 1985) was a German-born American painter, illustrator and sculptor of the American West. He was the author of two books, (1961). Wagons, Mules, and Men: How the Frontier Moved West, and (1981). Horses, Horses, Always Horses: The Life and Art of Nick Eggenhofer.
Born in Gauting, Bavaria, Germany, Eggenhofer moved to the United States in 1913. He studied at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art from 1916, graduating in 1920. In 1924 he married Louise Strube, and the couple had one child. Eggenhofer was an illustrator of pulp magazines like Western Story Magazine from 1920 to 1950. Eggenhofer officially became a painter in the late 1950s, and he moved his studio to Cody, Wyoming in 1961.
Note written by Samantha L. Harper
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