Alexander Francois Loemans

Canadian, 1898
Alexander Francois Loemans created striking, sweeping vistas of the northern United States and Canada in the mid-nineteenth century. Born in the Netherlands, Loemans is believed to have trained in France before settling in North America. From there, he moved between the United States and Canada, painting in New York, Boston, Minnesota, Ontario, Manitoba, and Vancouver. The majority of his landscapes were created along the Hudson River, in the Sierra Mountains, or at St. Anthony Falls on the Minnesota River. Featuring towering mountains, thundering waterfalls, and stormy skies, Loemans' paintings reveal a grand, dramatic vision akin to that of Albert Bierstadt and Hermann Herzog.

Exhibited:
National Academy of Design

Museums & Public Collections:
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida
Greenville Museum of Art in North Carolina, the
Musee de Beaux Arts in Montreal
The New Brunswick Museum
The National Gallery of Canada

Literature:
"Moccasins and Wooden Shoes: American Indians and Dutch Artists", a manuscript-in-progress by Pieter Hovens, curator at the National Museum of Ethnology
"Art Across America (West)", Gerdts, William H., vol. 3, 396,
"Tropical Renaissance North American Artists, Latin America 1839-1879", Manthorne, Katherine Emma, page 235
"Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary (3 vols)", Dawdy, Doris, page 1184
"American Paintings, The Landon Collection", Mint Museum, page 83
"The Way West Art of Frontier America", Hassrick, Peter H., page 240
"Painting and Sculpture in Minnesota 1820-1914", Coen, Rena Neumann, page 146
"19th Century American Topographic Painter", Lowe Art Museum, page 95
"Exhibition Record 1861-1900 National Academy of Design (2 Vols)" Naylor, Maria, page 1075

Biography courtesy of Roughton Galleries, www.antiquesandfineart.com/roughton
Alexander Francois Loemans created sweeping vistas of the northern United States and Canada in the mid-nineteenth century. Born in the Netherlands, Loemans is believed to have trained in France before settling in North America. From there, he moved between the United States and Canada, painting in New York, Boston, Minnesota, Ontario, Manitoba, and Vancouver. The majority of his landscapes were created along the Hudson River, in the Sierra Mountains, or at St. Anthony Falls on the Minnesota River. Featuring towering mountains, thundering waterfalls, and stormy skies, Loemans' paintings reveal a grand, dramatic vision akin to that of Albert Bierstadt and Hermann Herzog. Loemans exhibited alongside such artists at the National Academy of Design during the 1870's; his work is now in museums throughout the United States and Canada, including the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Greenville Museum of Art in North Carolina, the Musee de Beaux Arts in Montreal, The New Brunswick Museum, and The National Gallery of Canada.

Biography courtesy of Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, www.antiquesandfineart.com/questroyal
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