John Henry Niemeyer
He came to the United States in 1843 or 1846, residing in Cincinnati. In 1860, he was studying painting in New York City. From 1866 to 1870, he was in France where he studied in Paris under Jean-Léon Gérôme and Adolphe Yvon at the École des Beaux Arts, in the studio of Louis Jacquesson de la Chevreuse, and also in that of Sebastian Cornu. He received three medals in the government schools of Paris.
After his studies in Europe, he was appointed in 1871 professor of drawing in the Yale School of Fine Arts, where he remained until 1908. Among his students were Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Frederick Remington.
- “Gutenberg inventing Movable Type” (1862)
- a portrait of Theodore D. Woolsey (1876)
- “The Braid”
- “Why?” (1880)
- “Sancta Simplicitas” (1882)
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Niemeyer, John Henry". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
- "German Heritage Corner: Niemeyer, John Henry (1839-1932)". germanheritage.com. Retrieved 31 January 2012.