Washington's Perilous Voyage
George Washington Crossing The Delaware (1851)
Artist Bio by Gabe Voelker
Leutze's works eventually caught the eye of a prestigious art school in Germany where he received a more formal art education. Following his finishing of the school he went to Venice to further his studies of famous painters.
He became a very successful painter in the following years but wanted to encourage Europe's liberal reforms so he began painting scenes of the American revolution to encourage said reforms and in that time he painted Washington Crossing the Delaware.
His American paintings encouraged his return to America where he painted until he died of heatstroke.