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Toby Rosenthal, American Expatriate

1 month ago   |   By Art Contrarian

Toby Edward Rosenthal (1848-1917) was born in Connecticut, spent his youth in San Francisco, and then moved to Germany around age 17 where he apparently spent much of the rest of his life. Or so claims his Wikipedia entry .
His painting style was conventionally representational. Moreover, he was skilled at portraying settings - details, lighting, coloring and the rest. Subject matter varied. Some scenes were serious while some others were humorous.
In sum, I find Rosenthal highly competent, yet hard to pin down compared to contemporaries whose individuality was stronger and more consistent...
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