Ferdinand Richardt

1819 Born in Brede (a suburb of Copenhagen), Denmark

1836 Began training at the Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen

1844 Began publishing his drawings of Scandinavian manor houses, churches, and castles as lithographs

1855–56 Arrived in New York City; exhibited 32 Niagara Falls paintings at the Stuyvesant Institute

1857–58 Traveled and sketched in the eastern United States, including the White Mountains

1859 Exhibited 29 paintings with American subjects at the National Academy of Design; returned to Copenhagen

1860 Exhibited 275 American paintings and drawings in Copenhagen

1873 Immigrated to the United States with his family; lived in Niagara Falls, New York, and in San Francisco and Oakland, California

1875–90 Exhibited in the San Francisco Bay area; taught privately

1895 Died in Oakland, California



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Ferdinand Richardt, self-portrait, graphite on paper, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1868. Collection of the Royal Library, Copenhagen; courtesy of Melinda Young Stuart.

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