George Raab

BORN: 1866, Sheboygan, WI

DIED: 1943, Milwaukee, WI

George Raab was born in 1866 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

In 1889, Raab and Herman Keiker opened a photographic studio called Feiker and Raab. Less than a year later, Raab would start up another business, Raab and Bressler, Crayon Artists. Then, around 1890, Raab began studying under Richard Lorenz and Robert Schade at the Wisconsin Art Institute in Milwaukee.

From 1891 to 1896, he traveled to Europe, presumably under the advice of Lorenz, to study at the Weimar Art Academy in Germany and the Colarossi Art School of Paris under Gustave Courtois.

In 1899, Raab retuned to Milwaukee. A year later, he exhibited at Bressler Co. with two other artists, Alexander Mueller and Louis Mayer. The three helped found the Society of Milwaukee Artists (later known as the Wisconsin Painter and Sculptors organization), where Raab would act as Presiden

George Raab