Hermann Ottomar Herzog

1832 – 1932

Hermann Ottomar Herzog


Bremen, Germany


Landscape, marine, genre and nocturne painting

A centenarian, Hermann Herzog was known for his landscapes and seascapes as well as many views of Norway.  He was prominent during his lifetime, and among his collectors were Queen Victoria and Czar Alexander II.

He was born in Bremen, Germany, and, intrigued by the potential offered by America, he emigrated to the United States when he was in his late 20s and settled in Philadelphia.  He was fascinated by the variety of the landscape and traveled widely in the East, West, and in the mid 1870’s to Mexico.  He also made many trips to Florida where he visited his son, Herman Jr., a chemist in Gainesville, and painted the exotic landscape with towering palm trees.

Sold At Lone Star Art Auction

Hermann Ottomar Herzog
(1832 – 1932)

Moon Glow, Cascades

, 1871
oil on canvas
24 x 19 inches
Sold for: $13,200