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Oswald Von Glehn, 1853-??

Nationality: German
Date of Birth: 1853
Place of Birth: Germany
Date of Death:
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Identity:

Oswald Von Glehn was a classical painter. He was the son of Alick Von Glehn and uncle of the landscape, portrait and marine painter Wilfrid Gabriel de Glehn (b. 1870), who was the friend of John Singer Sargent.

Life:

Von Glehn was active in exhibiting between 1880 and 1908, showing in London at the Royal Academy and New Gallery.

In 1881 Von Glehn lived close to JW in Chelsea, at 8 Trafalgar Square. In the mid 1870s his name was included on what may have been a guest list for the private view of JW's Pall Mall exhibition of 1874, or subscription list for JW's Venice etchings as proposed in 1876 (#12714).

Bibliography:

Foster, Joseph (ed.), Alumni Oxoniensis 1715-1886, Oxford, 1887-1892; Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; Johnson, J., and Anna Greutzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980; Langfield, Valerie, 'The Family von Glehn', Nineteenth Century British Music Studies, Peter Horton and Bennett Zon (eds.), London, 2003.