Lewis Edward Herzog
American, 1868–1943

Herzog was born in Philadelphia on 15 October 1868. His father Hermann Herzog (1831-1932) was also a painter, originally from Bremen, Germany and known for his mountain landscapes. Lewis studied and traveled in London, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Munich, Rome, and Venice. He was a member of the Art Club of Philadelphia; National Art Club; Salmagundi Club; American Federation of Artists.

He won an Honorable Mention at the International Art Exhibition in Berlin. Back in Philadelphia, he submitted works to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (in 1893 and 1898), all images of Europe. Also in 1898 he received a commission from Harper’s to execute illustrations of the Spanish-American War. In 1904, Herzog won a bronze medal at the St. Louis Universal Exposition, where he showed The Mackerel Boats and Nantucket Dunes. In 1912, his Quiet Evening was part of the National Academy of Design’s Winter Exhibition. He exhibited this master piece in the Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition, 1926.