Frederick Wilhelm Heine

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BORN: March 25, 1845 - Leipzig, Germany

DIED: August 27, 1921 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

A German-born painter, Friedrich Wilhelm Heine spent the first forty years of his life in Germany. At the age of fourteen he was a copper and steel engraver's apprentice and later attended the Leipzig and Weimar Academies in Germany, working as a book illustrator and designer from 1861 to 1866.

He graduated with a diploma in the Early Phase of History from the Graz University in 1877, and it is believed that he received a masters degree in 1885 from the Art College of Darmstadt. He graduated with the honor of the Order of the Iron Cross (German Silver Star) and the Knight of the Thistle, France in 1888.

Best known for his genre works and paintings depicting Norse mythology especially his works titled Gunga Din (or High Octopus) and his other works depicting Nors

Frederick Wilhelm Heine