Past Western Pennsylvania Plien Air Painters

This is going to be a link to honor some of the finest American Plein Air painters from our
own Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania. Some artists my not be aware of
these painters starting with George Hetzel and the Scalp Level Tradition
If you enjoy painting outdoors in any media, you should have in your book collection, Geo. Hetzel and the Scalp Level Tradition which is still available at the Westmoreland Museum Of Art in Greensburg, soft cover, $24.95. There is a great collection of paintings by these outstanding painters at the museum that are a must to see for any plein air painter.
George Hetzel was born in a small village in the province of Alsace, France, Jan. 17, 1826
He enrolled at the Dusseldorf Art Academy in Germany, 1847
George returned to Pittsburgh in 1849 doing portraits, still life's, decorating river boat cabins
and later landscapes. He had a studio on Fourth Avenue. More of this information is in the Hetzel book for you to read along with paintings. Click Here for Hetzel Web Site
If you have any information on George or any of the other artists, or other Plein Air artist not listed here please Email it to me and I will add it to this link.

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Some of the Pittsburgh - Southwestern Pennsylvania artist who
painted with George Hetzel, and some studied under him.
A. F. King
Clarence Johns
E. A. Pool
Charles Linford
Fred Bussman
A. S. Wall
Joseph R. Woodwell
A. Bryan Wall
George Layng
C. C. Millor
John Wesley Beatty
Horatio Stevenson
John A. Hermann Jr.
Olive Turney was one of the Scalp Level Artist
born 1847 Pittsburgh, died 1939,  Lived/active Pittsbugh 
 James Thomas Rosenbaum
310 Melvin Street
Johnstown, PA 15904-1219

Including these woman artists in the 1870s
Jeannette Frances Agnew
Anna W. Henderson
Rachel Henderson
Carrie S. Holmes
Annie Christina
Olive Turney
Bessie Wall
Agnes C. Way