Johannes “John” Rudolph Schelling (1847-1892)


Johannes “John” Rudolph Schelling (1847-1892)
Swiss-American Golden Age Illustration engraver & painter ;
Rudolph Schelling ; John R. Schelling ; Johannes Rudolph Schilling ; J.R. Schelling ; J. R. Schelling ; J. Rudolph Schelling ; R. Schelling ;
[Born April 4, 1847 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland – died April 15, 1892 in New York, NY]


FAD record control number: 58621 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Johannes “John” Rudolph Schelling (1847-1892) biography:

Birth: April 4, 1847 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland ;
Death: April 15, 1892 in New York, NY ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Aries ;

Known for: Landscape painting ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Inwood, NY ; landscapes ;

Areas: Schaffhausen, Switzerland ; New York, NY ; Inwood, NY ;
Region: Europe ; North East ;
Lived: Schaffhausen, Switzerland ; New York, NY ; 306 W 38th Street, New York, NY ;
Father: [unknown] ;
Mother: [unknown] ;

Work: Illustrated a folio edition of The raven by Edgar Allen Poe with Illustrations by Gustave Dore engraved by Schelling and others (Harper & brothers, 1883) ; engraved & illustrated several books under R. Schelling including: Around the World with General Grant: A Narrative of the Visit of General U.S. Grant, Ex-president of the United States, to Various Countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa, in 1877, 1878, 1879. To which are Added Certain Conversations with General Grant on Questions Connected with American Politics and History, Part 1 (1879) ;


Exhibited with: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, as a non-member (1884, 1886) ;

Milestones: Arrived in America October 4, 1870 ; Became an American citizen 1888 ;



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Last updated: May 30, 2020 at 22:09 pm

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