Henry Mortikar Rosenberg, American (1858 - 1947)

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1868. Died in Citronelle, Alabama, United States in 1947. Henry Mortikar Rosenberg, an engraver and painter of landscapes and seascapes, was born in New Jersey. His early training was in Chicago, after which he studied in Munich, Paris, Florence and finally, Venice.

He returned to Chicago, but moved to New York, where he met James E. Roy of Halifax, who encouraged him to discover Nova Scotia. Rosenberg settled in Dartmouth in 1897. From 1907 to 1910, he was the head of the Victoria School of Art and Design in Halifax, and in 1910, he founded the Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Arts (today the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia). His many paintings reflect his attraction to Whistler’s work. In 1934, he retired in Citronelle, Alabama, where he died in 1947.

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