Albert Otto Tiemann (1868 - 1948)

Birth date: 1868 Death date: 1948  
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Biography

Albert Otto Tiemann

Born 1868 in Germany

Died 1948 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Albert Otto Tiemann studied art in Hamburg, Germany before immigrating to the United States.  He was one of the last German-born artists to arrive in Wisconsin before the end of the nineteenth century.  After arriving in Milwaukee, Tiemann obtained a job as a sketch artist with the American Fine Art Company.

After internationally-known Wisconsin photographer, Edward Steichen, helped to organize the Milwaukee Art Student’s League, he persuaded Tiemann to teach there.  Tiemann also taught at the Milwaukee Art Institute and at the Milwaukee State Teachers College.  While teaching at the Milwaukee State Teachers College, Elsa Ulbricht was one of his students.  In 1920, Tiemann was listed as a commercial artist in the Milwaukee City Directory. He was also a member of the Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors.

He painted eight large paintings for Milwaukee’s Immanuel Baptist Church.  He also painted for the Federal Public Works of Art Project in 1933 - 1934 and did many narrative paintings for the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Selected Group Exhibitions

1902                Third Exhibition by the Society of Milwaukee Artists, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

© 10/23/2007 Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, Wisconsin                                                                              6/3/2010

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