Johann Hermann Carmiencke

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Landscape, Hyde Park, New York, ca. 1859, now at the Brooklyn Museum.

Johann Hermann Carmiencke or John Hermann Carmiencke (born at Hamburg in 1810; died at Brooklyn, New York on 15 June 1867) was a landscape painter and etcher.[1]


He went to Dresden in 1831 as a journeyman painter, and while there studied in Dahl's school. Thence he went to Copenhagen in 1834, where he studied in the Academy, and, after moving to Leipzig, received instruction there from Sohonberg.[2] Returning to Copenhagen in 1838, he proceeded to travel as an artist in Sweden, Bavaria, and the Tyrol, visiting Italy from 1845 to 1846. He was then appointed court painter to Christian VIII, for whom he executed many works.[3]

View of the Shawangunke Mountains, 1865, now at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

In consequence of the First Schleswig War, he went in 1851 to New York, where he was well received, and admitted into the Academy of Brooklyn, and the Artists' Fund Society, in which he was very active.[4] He was a successful teacher.


His works were mainly groups of mountain ranges, which were very effectively rendered, and possessed an excellent tone — the execution being simple and true to nature.[5] The 'Mountain Tarn' and the 'View on the Zillerthal' may be particularly noticed. There are thirty-five careful etchings of landscapes by him, some of which were published by the Art Association of Copenhagen in 1850 and 1851.


  1. ^ "Johann Hermann Carmiencke | Smithsonian American Art Museum". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  2. ^ "Schwarz Gallery - Catalog 75 - New Jersery Remembered: Seventy-fifth Anniversary Exhibition". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  3. ^ "Johann Hermann Carmiencke | Smithsonian American Art Museum". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  4. ^ Avery, Kevin (2002). American Drawings and Watercolors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Volume 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 297. ISBN 1588390608.
  5. ^ "Johann Hermann Carmiencke". Retrieved 2016-06-11.



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