Charles Schreyvogel

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"The Silenced War Whoop" by Charles Schreyvogel

Charles Schreyvogel (January 4, 1861-January 27, 1912) was a painter of Western subject matter in the days of the disappearing frontier. Schreyvogel was especially interested in military life.

He spent most of his life as an impoverished artist. He suddenly became recognized and earned what seemed like overnight fame. He was born in New York City. He also spent much of his childhood in Hoboken, New Jersey. He grew up in a poor family of German immigrant shopkeepers on the Lower East Side of New York. Schreyvogel was unable to afford art classes and he taught himself to draw. In 1901, he was awarded the Thomas Clarke Prize at the annual exhibition of the National Academy of Design.[1]

Schreyvogel did much of his work in his studio (or its rooftop) in decidedly non-Western Hoboken.[2]

Works by Schreyvogel are included in the collections of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma[3] and the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He is buried in Flower Hill Cemetery, North Bergen, New Jersey.[4]

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  1. ^ Charles Schreyvogel Papers, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Accessed August 14, 2007.
  2. ^ Hughes, Robert. "How The West Was Spun", Time (magazine), May 13, 1991. Accessed August 14, 2007. "It is of Charles Schreyvogel, a turn-of-the- century Wild West illustrator, painting in the open air. His subject crouches alertly before him: a cowboy pointing a six-gun. They are on the flat roof of an apartment building in Hoboken, N.J."
  3. ^ William S. and Ann Atherton Art of the American West Gallery, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Accessed August 14, 2007.
  4. ^ Charles Schreyvogel

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