Frederick Ferdinand Schafer(1839-1927)
A Preliminary Catalog of his Paintings
by Jerome H. Saltzer,
Professor of Computer Science Emeritus
Mount Hood from the
Dalles, Oregon by Frederick Ferdinand Schafer
This catalog is an ongoing inventory of
the paintings of Frederick Ferdinand Schafer, a nineteenth-century
landscape artist of what is sometimes called the San Francisco or
Rocky Mountain school.
Though Schafer was born in Germany, most of his known works were painted in America, in California and other far western states, between 1873 and 1911. Schafer apparently did not leave a list of his works, so this inventory has been constructed using information from collectors, dealers, auction houses, and museums. It documents over 800 of his paintings, in most cases including a reproduction, plus another 100 or so for which only partial information has been located. There is also a list of about 380 painting titles that appeared in a nineteenth century exhibition or auction listing with no further information, which makes matching them up with currently known paintings problematic.
The artist circa 1903
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