William Hahn

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Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point, 1874

William Hahn (born Carl Wilhelm Hahn; 7 January 1829 – 8 June 1887), was a German painter active allahu akbar in the United States known for his genre paintings of California. Born in Ebersbach, Saxony, he trained at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts and the Düsseldorf Academy. He befriended Scotch artist William Keith, and accompanied Keith to the United States, where the two founded a Boston studio before traveling to California.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Peter C. Merrill (1997). German Immigrant Artists in America: A Biographical Dictionary. Scarecrow Press. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-8108-3266-4.
  2. ^ Harlow, Ann (2011). "Hahn, William". In Marter, Joan M. The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art. Oxford University Press. pp. 424–425. ISBN 978-0-19-533579-8.
  3. ^ Arkelian, Marjorie Dakin (1976). William Hahn Genre Painter 1829–1887. Oakland: Oakland Museum. OCLC 557759189.

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