Fuchs, Emil, 1866-1929

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Emil Fuchs was born in Vienna, Austria in 1866. He studied art in Vienna and Berlin before emigrating to London in 1897, where he exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1898. Fuchs' work as a medallist and sculptor was well received and his portraits became very fashionable, notably among the British royal family. He modeled a number of medals, portraying Princess Alexandra, which were struck for Queen Victoria; executed a coronation medal for Edward VII; and created the King's likeness for a penny postage stamp. Fuchs was principally a medallist and sculptor until 1898 when he commenced an intensive study of painting.

Fuchs was principally a medallist and sculptor until 1898 when he commenced an intensive study of painting. He learned quickly with the help of his friend John Singer Sargent and soon became a skilled and much sought after portraitist. During World War I Fuchs moved to New York and offered help to the American war effort, becoming an American citizen in 1924. He continued to work and live in New York until his death by suicide in 1929.

From the description of Emil Fuchs Papers 1880-1931, 1897-1927 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80778826

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creatorOf Fuchs, Emil, 1866-1929. Double sided medals made for J.P. Morgan, 1913 [realia]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum records, 1823-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Office of the Director. William Henry Fox records, 1913-33 (bulk), 1908-35 (inclusive). Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Milch Gallery. Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Fuchs, Emil, 1866-1929. Emil Fuchs Papers 1880-1931, 1897-1927 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Fuchs, Emil, 1866-1929 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Fuchs, Emil, 1866-1929. Emil Fuchs : vertical file. Toledo Museum of Art
creatorOf Milch Gallery. Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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associatedWith Alexandra, Queen, consort of Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1844-1925. person
associatedWith Atkinson, Brooks, 1894-1984. person
associatedWith Belasco, David, 1853-1931. person
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. Office of the Director. corporateBody
associatedWith Conrow, Wilford Seymour. person
associatedWith Coolidge, Grace Goodhue, 1879-1957. person
associatedWith Corcoran Gallery of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910. person
associatedWith Fox, William Henry, 1858-1952. person
associatedWith French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931. person
associatedWith Goodyear, W. H. (William Henry), 1846-1923. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926. person
associatedWith McCanliss, Lee. person
associatedWith Milch Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913. person
associatedWith Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941. person
associatedWith Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain) corporateBody
associatedWith Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925. person
associatedWith Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901. person
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Portrait sculpture
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Birth 1866-08-09

Death 1929-01-13

Americans

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