(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1831 - 1932)
Born in Bremen, Germany, Hermann Herzog was the father of the painter, Lewis, with whom he held a joint exhibition several months prior to his death at age 100. Herzog studied at Dusseldorf Academy with classical landscape painters such as Schirmer, Lessing, Achenbach and Gude. He exhibited at the Paris Salon, where it is speculated that he came into contact with the Barbizon School, whose adherents painted the grandeur and beauty of Nature in a romantic and realistic style. Before coming to settle in Philadelphia sometime in the late 1860's, Herzog sent several paintings for exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1863 to 1869.
Herzog traveled extensively in his lifetime, always searching for the most idyllic and beautiful view. In the 1870's he traveled up the Hudson River and began what would become numerous and various trips out West over his lifetime. He became known for his depictions of Yosemite and his work is reminiscent of Albert Bierstadt, his fellow countryman.
Herzog's work hangs in the New York Public Library, Memorial Hall in Philadelphia and in various German Museums.