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JOHN JOSEPH ENNEKING (1841- )

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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 647 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOHN JOSEPH ENNEKING (1841- ), American landscape painter, was born, of German ancestry, in Minster, Ohio, on the 4th of October 1841. He was educated at Mount St Mary's College, Cincinnati, served in the American Civil War in 1861-1862, studied art in New York and Boston, and gave it up because his eyes were weak, only to return to it after failing in the manufacture of tinware. In 1873-1876 he studied in Munich under Schleich and Leier, and in Paris under Daubigny and Bonnat; and in 1878-1879 he studied in Paris again and sketched in Holland. Enneking is a " plein-airist," and his favourite subject is the " November twilight " of New England, and more generally the half lights of early spring, late autumn, and winter dawn and evening.
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