Seifert, Paul – American Artist

Paul Seifert (1846-1921)

Paul Seifert was a German-born (Dresden) American affiliated with Wisconsin. Most active during the decade of 1875-1885, he traveled his local area (Richland, Grant, Sauk and Iowa Counties) in search of farmers willing to pay $2.50 for a painting of their farmstead. Seifert usually used watercolor on toned paper.

Seifert was “discovered” in the late 1940s by the pioneering New York collector and author Jean Lipman. Her book, ‘American Folk Painters of Three Centuries’, included information and illustrated examples of Seifert’s work.

Information courtesy of Cowan’s Auctions October 2006

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