John Henry Niemeyer

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Birthday
25, 1839
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Dec 7, 1932 (93)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
25, 1839
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Dec 7, 1932 (93)

About

German painter and Yale University art teacher. His best-known works include Sancta Simplicitas, Where?, and The Braid.

Before Fame

He trained in Paris at the renowned Ecole des Beaux Arts, studying with such teachers as Adolphe Yvon and Jean-Leon Gerome.

Trivia

He painted an 1876 portrait of Yale president Theodore Dwight Woolsey.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Bremen, Germany. In the 1840s, he relocated to the United States, living first in Ohio and then in New York.

Associated With

Artist Frederic Remington was one of Niemeyer's famous students at the Yale School of Fine Arts.

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