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River Snow Scene

River Snow Scene

Walter Koeniger
River Snow Scene
Oil on Canvas
Permanent Collection 2014.01.07

Walter Koeniger was an American Impressionist artist born in Germany in 1881, and was most known as “the Painter of Snow.” He studied Russian realist painting techniques under Eugene Gustav Ducker and Eduard Karl Franz Gebhardt at the Dusseldorf Academy. He didn’t associate with many clubs or guilds, but he was involved with the Salmagundi Club and exhibited works with the National Academy of Design. He lived and worked in solitude in Woodstock, NY until he died in 1943.​