Famous Artists, German American, History Highlights

A German artist named Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze created the famous painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware

A German artist named Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze memorialized the dramatic event of Washington Crossing the Delaware. Leutze conceived the idea for this famous painting during the German Revolutions of 1848. He was hoping to encourage Germany's liberal reformers through the example of the American Revolution.There were actually two versions of this painting. Leutze began his… Continue reading A German artist named Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze created the famous painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware