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Artsit of the moment……Edmund Osthaus

Edmund  Osthaus was born in  Hildesheim,  Germany in the year 1858. He was one of the world’s best painters of dogs. For his artistic education Osthaus attended the School of Arts in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Osthuas first came to the United States in 1883. His parents came to the United States previously, and he joined them when he was twenty five years of age.

Some breeds he enjoyed painting were setters and pointers.

Whilst living in Ohio Osthaus became a teacher. He was the chief instructor at the Toledo Academy of Fine Arts.

The artist was an avid outdoorsman and owned houses in New Jersey, Ohio, and even a hunting lodge in Florida.

Edmund Osthuas passed away at the age of 70 years old in 1928.

If you enjoy art that has to do with dogs make sure and check out my posts on John Weiss, my favorite painter of the dog. Also photographer William Wegman has made some wonderful photographs using dogs as his subject. Another great painter of the dog was Arthur Wardle.

Price range information: The artist was prolific in both watercolour and oils. Prices range from $10,000 to $200,000.


Artist of the moment…..Dog painters…..George Bush….The First Dog Barney Bush has passed away….

I am sure you know that former first dog of the white house, Barney Bush, passed away. In October we found out that the younger Ex President Bush has been taking painting lessons and learned to paint dogs. I was very impressed by this painting released a few days ago of Barney by his owner, George Bush.


Lets take a quick glance at some great painters of animals. First we have  Robert Abbett. Abbett has illustrated many magazines that were big time publications in the 1960s and 1970s and also illustrated a comic book series featuring Tarzan.

An offering from Abbett is below.  You can sense the tense feeling of the atmosphere of the dogs finally locating their prized goal.


I love to paint dogs as well. The artist who inspires me most to paint them is John Weiss. Weiss has long had a contract to reproduce his artwork from Greenwich workshop. Below is wonderful example of Weiss’s work with man’s best friend. He does a great job at showing mans companionship with his four legged friend. Weiss does a great job at capturing the playfulness of puppies in this work. Be sure and catch the puppy superbowl tomorrow.

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Try painting a dog today!