Description: A man is seated in a cushioned, ornate wooden chair. He wears a suit with a watch fob. In his lap, he holds what appears to be a book and a sharpening tool.
Historical Note: Carl K. Gutherz (1844-1907) His brother Fred joined the Confederate army. While Carl never served, he found work as a draftsman for a Memphis arms foundry and is reported to have smuggled contraband for Confederate troops. After the war, Carl, determined to make an art career, returned to Europe. He was in Paris from 1869 to 1871, studying for a time at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Upon his return to the United States he became an art instructor in St. Louis, helping to establish the St. Louis School and Museum of Fine Arts. During his second tenure in Paris (1884-1896) he attended the Academie Julian.
Institution: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Gift of Marshall and Elizabeth Goodheart 86.22.339
Publisher: Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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