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J Oertel (1823-1909)

Nationality - German

Biography - Johannes Adam Oertel was born in Bavaria, and went on to study art in Nuremberg and Munich. He later moved to America, where he painted many famous pictures, including Lament of the Fallen Spirits, Father Time and his Family, Walk to Emmaus and Easter Morning. However, he was best known for his illustrations undertaken during the civil war, as he accompanied the army and depicted military experiences. After being made deacon for the Protestant Episcopal church, he confined himself to painting Christian art.

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