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Emanuel G. Leutze: “A Man of True Genius”, Neglected and Almost Forgotten

May 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Heidi Irre lives in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, the town where Emanuel G. Leutze was born. In 2012 she received a fellowship from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, which contributed to the publication of her monograph “Emanuel G. Leutze. Von der Rems zum Delaware.” Leutze left behind a rich oeuvre in a number of forms, from portraits, and historical and genre paintings, to landscapes. Irre will discuss one of Leutze’s most well-known paintings, Westward the Course of Empire Takes its Way, which can be seen in the Capitol’s House Wing.


May 23, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


United States Capitol Historical Society