|Karl Eugen Neuhaus |
Karl Eugen Neuhaus was a painter born in Barmen (Wuppertal), Germany on September 18, 1879. Early in life Neuhaus worked as a house painter while studying at the Royal Art School in Kassel and the Berlin Royal Institute for Applied Arts. He immigrated to San Francisco in 1904 and established a studio across the hall from William Keith at 414 Pine Street. After the disaster of 1906, he lived briefly on the Monterey Peninsula and was one of the founders of the Del Monte Art Gallery. From 1907-09 he taught at the San Francisco Institute of Art and, from 1908-49, was head of the art department at University of California, Berkeley. At the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 he served on the International Jury of Awards and exhibited six entries. He often signed his paintings with his initials "EN".
Neuhaus lectured all over the state on art history and was the author of several books on the subject. Some of his more notable books are: Art of the Exposition, Galleries of the Exposition, History and Ideals of American Art, William Keith: the Man and the Artist, Art of Treasure Island, and his autobiography, Drawn From Memory. His Impressionist landscapes and still lifes, as well as his contribution as a teacher and writer, have earned him a lasting place in California art. He died in Berkeley, California on October 29, 1963.
Member: San Francisco Artist's Alliance; Bohemian Club.
Group Exhibitions: San Francisco Museum of Art Inaugural, 1935; San Francisco Artist's Alliance 1906-46; Del Monte Art Gallery, 1907-14; Oakland Museum, 1981.
Solo exhibitions: Vickery, Atkins, and Torrey, San Francisco, 1910; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1930; Mills College, 1964.
Awards: medal, Alaska-Yukon Expo, Seattle, 1909.
Works Held: Crocker Museum, Sacramento; Haggin Museum, Stockton; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Oakland Museum; Cowell Memorial Hospital, Berkeley; Philomathean Club, Stockton; Mills College; San Francisco Museum of Art; Monterey Peninsula Museum; University of California, Berkeley; Stanford Museum.
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.