Julius Stockfleth

     Julius Stockfleth (1857-1935) Marine and landscape painter, was born in Wyk on the island of Fohr in the North Sea in 1857. Stockfleth immigrated to the United States in 1883 and settled in Galveston in 1885. Stockfleth lived in Galveston, Texas for approximately 20 years and produced a valuable artistic record of historic Galveston including works of the 1900 hurricane which many of his works only survive in postcard reproductions. He is best known for his ship portraits. In 1885 he painted one of his first paintings of  the Galveston wharves which is currently in the Rosenberg Library.

     Julius Stockfleth was often viewed as naive in treatment. Never-the-less he painted with with precise detail and bright colors of Galveston's sailing vessels, fishing schooners, racing yachts, Navy vessels and steam ships. 


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